At sunrise

Newport, RI. March 2022
“He that can have patience can have what he will.” Benjamin Franklin
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” Leo Tolstoy
“God has perfect timing; never early, never late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.” Anonymous
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle

Zambile albe

“Symbol of peace, commitment and beauty, but also of power and pride.” – Symbolism

It is said that the hyacinth came around 1560 from Turkey, Syria and Lebanon to Europe, but it was a couple of centuries before everyone could enjoy them. There were so exclusive that only a couple of rich plant lovers had them in their greenhouses.


Un altfel de martisor

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, “Peace to you,” grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.                                             

 – Pope John Paul II


Transilvania, Romania, 2008

“Daca nu sunteti vanatori si pescari puneti mana pe toiag si colindati mostenirea aceasta fara pereche. Nicaieri in lume nu sunt locuri mai frumoase, n-am spus ca avem cele mai alese frumuseti din lume, ci ca si aici sunt privelisti tot asa de frumoase ca cele mai laudate de aiurea. Cel care vede Delta intelege singuratatile Africii. Cel care suie in Calimani ori Retezatu, ori Ceahlau a trecut in zona fara de prihana a altei lumi.
Cei care sunteti vanatori sau pescari n-aveti nevoie de indemnul meu ca sa iesiti in mijlocul naturii. Dupa ani de rataciri si practica, vad ca imi mai raman totusi destule, necunoscute, si va indemn pe cei de la campie sa va suiti la munte, sa ascultati cerbul la inceputul toamnei, iar pe tovarasii vanatori din munte ii sfatuiesc sa incerce farmecul unei zile cu luntrea in singuratatile pruteturilor ori dunaritelor.”

Mihail Sadoveanu

Citatul zilei

“Un popor, ca si un copac si ca oricare alta fiinta organica, nu poate inainta decat din sine insusi, decat dezvoltandu-si treptat aptitudinile si puterile sale innascute.”

Mihai Eminescu


2 iulie 1882