A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress #Im4Ro

The Clock Tower Sighisoara fortress, the clock’s face and the statues’ niche as seen from the Lower City, the outside of Sighisoara fortress.

A Clock in a Tower at Sighisoara Fortress, is a 100-word story inspired by the tumultuous history of a land and by the pioneering spirit of its people. Enjoy!

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Words on Enescu’s Suite Ancienne Performed by Laura Pauna

Words on Enescu's Suite Ancienne Performed by Laura Pauna

I had the pleasure of enjoying a few of Laura Pauna’s online performances. Below I wrote a a short story inspired by Enescu’s Suite Ancienne to accompany Laura Pauna’s vivid interpretation. Stories inspired by music. Enjoy!

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The Legend of Putna Monastery #Im4Ro

Putna Monastery, a legend

It took the strength of two men to open the massive wooden doors of Putna Monastery, and they groaned with legends as they parted. And it took two to open the massive doors leading to its nave, a stone engraving overhead remembering all those who helped rebuild and protect it.

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Mary and Constantin Rosetti, a Love Like None Other #Im4Ro

Mary Grant Rosetti love

‘None is happier than the poet for he lives twice, as a man and an angel. With the sole exception that through his earthly life he experiences nothing but happiness and candor. But what use is this material life to me, for when it offers me love, I feel unworthy to partake in it?’ These are the thoughts of young Rosetti of 24 years of age on the eve of the 1840’s Christmas.

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The Legend of the Christmas Tree, a Bird and a Fir Tree #Im4Ro

The Legend of the Christmas tree, the bird and the fir tree

This legend of the Christmas Tree, of a lost bird and a kind fir tree, comes from the land where I was born, Romania. Enjoy it (it even begins like any Romanian tale). Merry Christmas!

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