Radacinile trecutului nostru / Roots of our past

"Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the  present?
If a man dwells in the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past."

"Este bine sa cercetezi trecutul, Maestre Po? Nu-ti fura asta prezentul?
Daca omul traieste in trecut, atunci el isi fura prezentul. Insa daca omul isi ignora trecutul, si-ar putea fura viitorul. Semintele destinului nostru sunt hranite de radacinile trecutului nostru.  "

Kung Fu (TV Series, 1972)

Pe coloana existentei noastre, am ajuns intr-un moment de stramtoare. Viitorul ne sta inainte necunoscut, opac, incert... Campia trecutului insa, ne este inca fertila. Si radacinile puternice. 
Am pus alaturi de ele vartejul energiei regenerative si curgerea blanda a apei binefacatoare, pentru ca impreuna sa hraneasca si sa indrume semintele mult-incercatului nostru destin. Demn, curajos, vertical.  

On our existence column, we reached a narrow point. The future awaits ahead of us unknown, shadowed, doubtful... Yet the plain of our past is still fertile. And our roots strong.
I laid next to them the whirl of regenerative energy and the soft drift of benefactress water, so that together they could feed and guide the seeds of our long-troubled destiny. Dignified, brave, upright.

Simboluri primordiale: coloana -> viata, spirala -> energie regenerativa, linii paralele serpuite -> apa binefacatoare , rombul ->fertilitate (dupa Virgil Vasilescu "Semnele cerului")

Primordial symbols: the column -> life, existence, the spiral -> regenerative energy, sinuous parallel lines -> benefactress water, diamond -> fertility (acc. Virgil Vasilescu "The symbols of the sky" )

23 de comentarii:

  1. Dear Roxana, your words are a glass of wisdom!!
    Your work inspires for going on with serenity in a troubled world!!
    Thanks... today and always...
    Warm hugs!!

    1. Dear Vera,
      Sometimes no matter how hard I try, the words simply refuse to come out of my mind and other times I just feel inspired. In the end, the result is something like this post here. I never considered it to be wisdom though I'm very happy when I see my readers resonate with what I feel and think.
      Thank you for your friendship and appreciation! Without you, my long-distance friends, and your kind support my handwork wouldn't be the same.

      My warmest wishes and a big hug from my part as well!

  2. Draga Roxana,
    te astept la un concurs cu premii care sigur iti vor bucura sufletul: vouchere in valoare de 150 de lei, pentru carti minunate de la Books Express. Uite aici mai multe detalii: http://www.bucatareli.com/2013/03/concurs-pentru-bloggerii-culinari-de-ce.html .
    M-as bucura mult sa participi.

    1. Draga Gabi,
      Iti multumesc mult ca te-ai gandit la mine! Desi nu ma pricep prea bine la cusut vorbe (mai mult cu ata si acul...), voi incerca sa scriu ceva pe tema propusa pentru concurs. Promit ca daca la final sunt multumita, sa postez pe blog si sa particip.

      O zi frumoasa si toate cele bune! Succes!

  3. I do agree with Vera and I can’t describe what I have in mind in such a nice and concise manner.

    These pillow cases are lovely with meaningful symbols! They would make me feel invigorated after a sleep on a pillow covered with this. The color and patterns of knitted cover is also fabulous.

    Thank you for the link to the scenes of The Legend of 1900, which I liked. I have only known its name and reputation. I’m not a great fan of jazz, either, but I prefer jazzy music and I was a fan of T-Square, an instrumental jazz fusion band. A few of my favorite music of them are Truth, Dandelion Hill, and November Rain. I also liked to listen to “Stardust” by Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino.


    1. Dear Yoko,
      As I told Vera, it was a moment of inspiration. Which without the support and encouragements I received from you in time, without the great things I've learnt from all of you by exchanging ideas and notions of life, would never be the same. And for that I am very grateful, thank you very much!
      You know, when I started writing I had in mind my people and the present situation Romania is in, but in the end, after reading the text, I realized it might be an universal situation at some point.

      I'm happy you liked the pillows, I enjoyed a lot working for it. Though sewing zippers correctly it's still a problem for me! :))
      I'm also glad you liked "The Legend of 1900", I will look for the jazz bands you wrote about above. "Stardust" sounds nice and Terumasa Hino seems like a very skillful trumpeter. For me jazz is a music genre that requires you to be in a special mood to be able to really enjoy it.
      There's a trumpeter whose music I like very much, he's called Nino Rosso.

      Thank you for stopping by, Yoko, and have a great week ahead!

  4. Ce frumos ai descris radacinile trecutului nostru fara de care chiar nu am putea trai !!!
    PS .Cand voi avea casuta mea , voi face comanda la tine de perinute , ce zici ? ;)

  5. Adina, ma bucur mult ca ti-au placut pernele si postarea!
    Cu mare bucurie ti-as coase perinute pentru casuta ta :), ar fi o onoare pentru mine. Iti tin pumnii sa-ti indeplinesti visul cat mai curand, stiu tare bine cum e sa cauti si sa astepti sa ajungi acolo!!

  6. Dear Roxana,
    The excerpt of Kung Fu reminds me of the Analects of Confucius that says "You can become a teacher if you can know new things[truth] by studying past through scrutiny of the old".
    I think you sewed your desire, hope, prayer on the pillows. Those patterns of symbols or that quiet warm lavender pink itself must give you (us) energy ~ ~

    A new born baby is now spending most of time sleeping or crying for mom's milk or change diapers but whatever expressions on the face give us smile and energy.

    Hope happy days ahead, Roxana!

    1. Dear Keiko,
      I'm not sure I understood well this teaching of Confucius, but from what I did, I would say such skills and wisdom only come with years of meditation and keen observation of the world around. And yourself. One cannot "know the truth by studying past through scrutiny of the old" with prefabricated apprehensions. Only with "unclouded mind and eyes" as the North American Indians say.
      This idea of what a teacher should be is miles away from the westerners notion of a teacher! Here, the accumulation of information is important, in prejudice of understanding it and having something to do all the time. You must be kept busy with something (no matter how insignificant) from dusk till dawn. If you rest a few moments quiet, in solitude, you're either called lazy, for losing time, or asked if there's something wrong with you. Thinking is becoming more and more an undesirable activity. And I'm afraid this is a plague spreading very fast...

      I'm very happy to hear your newborn grandson fills your days with joy and energy! Take good care of yourself too, he relies on your strength and support.
      My best of wishes to you and your family, Keiko and have sunny days ahead!

  7. O, cat de mult am intarziat! Vad ca ai avut deja multe vizitatoare, spre bucuria mea. Pernutele astea minunate n-ar trebui sa lipseasca din nici o casa. Hihi! Exact ca Adina m-am gandit si eu. Imi vor trebui neaparat pernutele astea in casuta mea. :))) Iti dai seama ce frumos va fi! De cate ori le voi aranja pe sofaua din sufragerie, de atatea ori imi voi aminti de trecut si voi avea certitudinea ca intr-un fel sau altul viitorul ne va fi prielnic si frumos. Dar imi voi aminti si de tine, suflet drag mie. :)
    Oh, mi s-au umplut ochii de lacrimi! Atata profunzime este in cuvintele tale si in munca ta facuta cu daruire! Sunt foarte curioasa ce fel de ganduri ti-au trecut prin minte in timp ce coseai motivele astea pretioase. Imi place sa mi te inchipui lucrand. Oare asculti muzica sau preferi linistea? Esti calma sau iti mai si pierzi rabdarea uneori? Sa nu-mi raspunzi, ca imi place sa mi te inchipui asa cum imi convine. Felicitari din inima si o seara frumoasa iti doresc. Pupic!

    1. Draga Rita,
      N-ai intarziat deloc! Cand poti si daca poti, prezenta ta aici si comentariile sunt mereu bine-venite! Fiecare avem si alte lucruri de facut, alte prioritati la un moment dat. Important e ca atunci cand ne intalnim sa o facem din placere si cu bucurie.

      Ma bucur ca ti-au placut pernele si-ti multumesc tare mult pentru cuvintele frumoase! Le-am cusut cu drag (nu-ti spun la ce m-am gandit ;)) si tot asa le-as coase pentru oricine si le-ar dori la el acasa la un moment dat.

      Te pup, o zi frumoasa!

  8. Felicitari pentru postare dar si pentru pernute! O searta minunata!

    1. Multumesc frumos, Nea Costache, ma bucur va v-au placut pernele, dar si randurile scrise! Am simtit ca ni se potrivesc...
      O zi frumoasa si toate cele bune!

  9. Salut!
    Ai un blog interesant. Te astept pe la mine http://filmandotherstories.blogspot.se/
    O primavara frumoasa iti doresc!
    :) Numai bine!

  10. Buna seara, Cristina!
    Iti multumesc frumos pentru apreciere, toate cele bune si o primavara frumoasa iti doresc la randul meu!

  11. Draga mea ,
    Imi permit sa te invit sa participi la provocarea gazduita de mine in aceasta luna :http://catkitchen.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/dulce-romanie-provocarea-lunii-aprilie/ . Daca ai putintel timp liber si poti face macar o reteta cu una dintre cele trei propuneri , m-as buucra ENORM sa te am alaturi la parada de sf de luna !!!
    Te imbratisez cu drag !!! <3

    1. Draga Adina,

      Iti multumesc mult pentru invitatie! Urmaresc de ceva vreme proiectul "dulce Romanie" si, ma crezi sau nu, cand am vazut propunerile tale - leurda, ciuperci, tarta rustica - a fost pentru prima data cand am zambit si mi-am zis "mi-ar placea sa incerc". Am deja ceva in minte, sper numai sa iasa bun.
      Te pup, o zi frumoasa!

  12. Iuffff , nu stii cat ma bucur sa aud asta !!!! Pot sa topai putintel ? ;)
    Te astept cu MARE drag , stii asta , nu ? ;)
    O zi frumoasa si tie !!!!

    1. Adina, esti o mare figura, poti sa topai cat iti cade bine! :) Entuziasmul tau e molipsitor si pica foarte bine pe vremea asta schimbatoare.
      Sper sa-ti placa la fel de mult si propunerea mea!

  13. Draga mea ,
    Eu am venit sa vad puisorii brodati !!! Unde-s ? :):) ;)
    Multumesc din suflet ptr toate vb frumoase pe care le lasi pe blogul meu !!!
    Te pup si eu , cu drag !!
    Weekend placut !!

  14. Adina,

    Au fugit in cotet, pe blogul de broderii! :)) Ce simpatica ai fost!!
    Am zis sa nu mai postez aici, apoi cu repetir si pe blogul de broderii... Ca sa fie mai simplu, uite liku': http://lafereastracugutuie.blogspot.com/2013/04/seria-puilor-de-gaina-chick-series.html

    Te pup cu drag, seara faina!

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