"Now as I grow older, I feel like a person. Not male, not female, but human" - Natalie Lete
"If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult" - Heraclitus
I so like these quotes and relate to! :) The other day, I was finishing a painting ... preparing it for an exhibition I will take part in starting with April 19th, at the Hop Gallery in Lewes. While finishing it I suddenly realized that having gone through such a traumatic revolution in 1989 when the Romanian people went against a terribly oppressive regime and won, some of us .. will carry the sparkle of resilience, spirit of freedom and revolution in our hearts forever. It manifests in the way we are prepared to be take risks in our lives, in the way we are prepared not to be humiliated and belittled without a reason, in the way we are prepared to stand up for our beliefs and be accounted for our actions, in the way we are prepared to witness hypocrisy and challenge it..........
I have realized how lucky I am to have been born in Romania, in extremely traumatic times, to have had unique challenges and opportunities and grab them with both my hands. (love Joni Mitchell's powerful song ... Both sides now ... somehow .... i can relate to the stories in her songs)
What I have also learned and realized is that ..... passion and authenticity is more important then perfection.
Be authentic! Be free!