Plants are deeply rooted in Christianity and Romanian Folklore, this positive blend of cultural creations and ancient spirituality. Plants have been used as cures, in ritualistic traditions and for magic spells for centuries, all over the world. Let’s discover how a few of these herbs and flowers got their names in Romanian folklore, the legends behind it and their connection with Christianity.Continue reading “Plants in Christianity and Romanian Folklore”
Rafik is the youngest character of Silent Heroes, a brave boy of about eight years of age with a big heart. He is an Afghan boy who takes a physical journey, but one of self-discovery and growth as well. Rafik is like any other civilian caught in a war zone. He is uprooted from his home village and what he does, traveling on a mission, is out of an instinct of self-preservation and desire to help.Continue reading “Rafik’s Journey in Silent Heroes. The Afghan Desert”
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a book cover surely tells an entire story, giving out clues to the unexpected secrets hidden inside the pages it guards.Continue reading “Secrets Hidden in a Book Cover”
If you journey through Transylvania, ‘the land across the forest’, (searching for Vlad Tepes, Vlad the Impaler or Dracula) and head towards Brasov along the banks of the Big Tarnava River, you will surely spot from quite afar the pointy towers of medieval Sighisoara City, with its centuries old fortress and churches. We traveled there by train one winter.
I give you the ‘Pearl‘ and the ‘Nürnberg‘ of Transylvania, Sighisoara!Continue reading “A Journey through the Medieval City of Sighisoara, Romania”
I still remember attending my first lecture on symbolism, it was in art, not a war book like Silent Heroes, but it told a story. I fell in love. My own studies were as far from literature and art as the moon is from the man who occupies it.Continue reading “Symbolism in Silent Heroes, the Story behind it”