the lake – m&m&j

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Only my husband knows how long and how much
I was waiting for this trip.
My backpack was ready one week before
we set off for our lake.
I call this lake ‘our’ because we found it by accident
when we were driving back from our honeymoon.
From then on, every year we visit this place.
Once only for four days. But this year I spent there
almost three weeks. And I don’t remember last time when I was so
peaceful.
I think the huge part of this feeling were people.
First week we spent with Mateusz, Mania and Jędrek.
We were swimmimng a little (rain!), walking the heaths.
I was lauginging and talking with Mania, enjoing time with Jędrek,
Mateusz was making a little movie you will be able to see in a while.
You know, a simple life.
– nothing else is needed.

Wherever

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Wherever I am, at whatever place on earth,
I hide from people the conviction
that I’m not from here.
It’s as if I’d been sent, to extract as many
colors, tastes, sounds, smells, to experience
everything that is a man’s share, to transpose what was felt
into a magical register and carry it there, from whence
I came.
/Cz. Miłosz

Gdziekolwiek jestem, na jakimkolwiek miejscu
na ziemi, ukrywam przed ludźmi przekonanie,
że n i e j e s t e m s t ą d.
Jakbym był posłany, żeby wchłonąć jak najwięcej
barw, smaków, dźwięków, zapachów, doświadczyć
wszystkiego, co jest
udziałem człowieka, przemienić co doznane
w czarodziejski rejestr i zanieść tam, skąd
przyszedłem.
/Cz. Miłosz

Thingumy’s place / Topikowe miejsce. Part II

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I think the way to get to know your own hear
is very long and winding.
The same is with hearts of other people, dear people.
I’m not really disappointed it takes so long,
that I need to collect some knowledge about myself and about ‘you’,
piece by piece.
It’s something sweet and precious in the whole way of
recognizing the soul, recognizing its value.

I find myself in a constant desire
to create a home wherever I am.

Thingumy’s place / Topikowe miejsce. Part I

06 07 09 10 12 16 20 21 25 27 28 31 41 02‘The summer’s flower is to the summer sweet;
Though to itself it only live and die;
But if that flower with base infection meet,
The basest weed outbraves his dignity’
/W. Shakespeare/

This Summer was very special for me.
I worked a lot!
And between my responibilities I tried very hardly
to be near people who are good, kind and thoughtful.
So I spent some days in Justynka’s home.
She is like a little character from Moomin’s tale.
Like Thingumy maybe.
Her world is like a peaceful haven, full of flowers,
baked rolls and sounds of Coldplay in a background.
I cannot even describe how her presence was soothing.
The aloe leaf on burnt and tired face.