I am HAPPY!

Post available in English and Romanian

De aproape sase luni de zile am invatat sa traim diferit. Inainte nu ma gandeam ca se poate trai si altfel. Imi imaginam ca poate, in alt univers sau in alta viata, oamenii traiesc asa. Apropiati acasa, in familiile lor si distantati de restul lumii. Oare cat va mai continua aceasta situatie? Acum, ca am avut timp sa traiesc asa, ma gandesc ca aceasta este normalitatea pe care inainte nu ne-o puteam imagina.

Almost six months have passed since we live differently. Before, I never took the time to think that there’s another way. I imagined that maybe, in another universe or another life, people are living like this. Socially undistanced at home, in their families, and distanced from the rest of the world. Who knows for how long will this situation continue? Now that I had the time to live this way, I think this is the normal that we were not able to see. 

Photo by Valentin Antonucci on Pexels.com
Continue reading “I am HAPPY!”

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

Post available in English and Romanian

Acest text este continuarea articolului Longing

Traiesc cu impresia ca pentru majoritatea oamenilor fericirea este ceva asemanator cu fata morgana. Este o iluzie care le arata cea mai frumoasa fantezie a lor, insa atunci cand incearca sa ajunga la ea, dispare ca din senin. Daca ma uit in jur, vad ca fericirea are o definitie diferita pentru fiecare dintre noi, iar acest lucru este perfect normal. Insa pentru multi dintre noi, fericirea este un concept nerealist. Munti de bani, mult timp liber, calatorii cat cuprinde si relaxare maxima. Stiti voi, fix cum vedeti in conturile acelea de pe Insta. Fericirea a ajuns ca o opera de arta care sta intr-un muzeu si este admirata, dar este prea scumpa ca sa fie cumparata. Asa ca platim bilete ca sa ne uitam la ea pentru cateva minute si apoi continuam sa ne vedem de viata noastra trista.

This post is a continuation of Longing

I feel that for most people, happiness is something similar to a fata morgana illusion. It’s right there in front of them, displaying the most beautiful fantasy, but when they reach out to grab it, poof! It just disappears! If I stop and look around, happiness has a different definition for each one of us, and that’s perfectly normal. But for many of us, happiness is also unrealistic. It involves a great amount of money, lots of free time, visiting cool places, and chilling all the time. You know, just like that perfect Instagram account you follow. Happiness is like an expensive art piece that belongs in a gallery only to be admired, too expensive to take home. So you pay a ticket to stare at it for a few minutes and then mind your own sad business.

Continue reading “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS”