The In-Between: A Septet of Stories

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This book is a collection of short stories I have written over the course of the past five years. The tales are connected in ideas, not in plot or characters, carrying the theme of belonging to the in-between of moments, emotions and experiences. It ranges from unfortunate, untimely meetings, detachment in interpersonal relationships, to conversations with death. Continue reading “The In-Between: A Septet of Stories”

Why Photography All of a Sudden?

In case you haven’t noticed, there has been an increase of photography content on my blog and a lack of writing. In fact, the last five posts were just photos of various things I found interesting. What happened to writing, then? Nothing, really. I’m still writing my book and preparing another one for publishing. It’s both a tiresome and a fulfilling process at the same time. 

However, I haven’t done much writing for the blog. That’s because, to be honest, I’m not a blogger. At least not in a classic sense. Although it was exciting at first to share my impressions and stories here, it wasn’t long before I lost inspiration and material to write about. Slowly, my interest for the blog started to fade, and it was noticeable. Blogging requires dedicated and regular production of content with some sense of uniformity in topics and style. Undoubtedly, I admire people who can achieve this consistency, but it’s just not for me. I was all over the place, and I wasn’t ready for such a commitment. Writing for a blog is different than writing a novel, and admittedly, I feel more comfortable in the waters of the latter rather than of the former. With this realization came a decision to simply stop pretending that I can ever be a genuine blogger, or that I even wanted to. 

Why photography, then? I don’t know, it’s kind of refreshing to me. When I opened this blog, I did it as an outlet for my thoughts. But, the form in which I did it might have been wrong. Photography has always fascinated me and I’ve enjoyed capturing moments in a lens of a camera which I found to be memorable and intriguing. Although there have been some attempts to work further on that activity, I haven’t really acted on it publicly. Now, I have this blog, and I can do it here. My photos are not perfect, but they are an occasional spark that tingle my visual appetite and I feel driven to use any opportunity when I see a good figure or a frame. There’s easiness and freedom I experience with photography. 

This doesn’t mean that there won’t be writing content on this blog anymore. It just means that at the moment, I draw more inspiration from visual than from verbal to put it on here. Moreover, I think my photo posting is actually beneficial and motivational for my book writing. They complete one another. Also, I’m not thinking about changing the name of the blog, because I’m still someone who writes stories, I’m just looking for other ways to tell them. So, there you go. That’s why.

If There Is A World In October of 2020

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I have festivities to attend.  

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I hope to see the lake 

and the distant line.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I want to see trees grow in my garden.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I need to breathe the air 

that is truly mine.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I hope to see my friends once again.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I want to wander through 

the familiar streets.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I need to be serious about my tales.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I have a heart for listening to 

its tender beats.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I want more trust to govern the world.  

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I need it to be better then, 

to avoid the fall.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I have a sky to admire, day or night.

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

I hope there is no sadness 

for me to recall.  

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

the message is simple one to send, 

If there is a world in October of 2020, 

time for us is only what soils may lend.