Trauma (RO)

Când mă gândesc înapoi la nașterea lui Luca și zilele acelea de noiembrie petrecute în spitalul Bucur, mă cuprinde o tristețe uriașă – și un fel de greață dezarmantă. Au trecut 4 luni de atunci și îmi fac curaj să scriu, ca să trec odată peste episodul ăsta. Pregatiri. Tensiune. Cu doctorița mea preferată, în …

Déjà vu

Déjà vu (deɪʒɑː ˈvuː) in French, literally, already seena: the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time b: a feeling that one has seen or heard something before. The frosty sound to go with it here. Walking through Predeal, the mountain resort where we went skiing when I was 7 years old, I …

Chaos*

Bucharest, 1945: Life goes on in a more orderly fashion again, day after day unfurling more or less neatly among the ruins. One day, out of the blue, while he was waiting at the traffic light on his way home, a guy walked up to him and pointed a gun at his chest, telling him …

Blues

A blue devil passed by A song to go with it here. It is said that when a ship loses her captain, she’d fly blue flags. Today, when a ship is flying the ‘Blue Peter’ in port, she’s actually calling its crew to embark for departure: ‘All persons should report on board as the vessel …

Angst

‘Angst‘, noun: a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general. ‘Angst is the word for fear in German, Dutch, and Danish. It comes from the same Indo-European root (meaning tight, constricted, painful) that gave us anguish, anxiety, and anger. (…)  Are you …