golden soul/s
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"The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
— John Muir 
"He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”
— Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
"My blood is alive with many voices
telling me I am made of longing.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book Of Hours 
"The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.”
— George Gordon Byron 
"It’s life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering — the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself at all.”
— Virginia Woolf, from Night And Day 

i was tagged by the golden valerya *smile* 

rules

  • always post the rules.
  • answer the questions from the person who tagged you.
  • write 11 new ones.
  • tag 11 people and link them to the post.
  • actually tell them you tagged them.

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  • what would you look like if you could choose your own looks completely?

oh my. when i was younger and absolutely in love with Anne of Green Gables I dreamt of having red hair and lots of freckles (i even put a net on my cheeks and laid down in the sun to try and create them *laugh*). when i saw the movie from 1985 (it was aired as a tv series in poland) i simply wanted to be that actress. i walked around and called every little plant or animal i stumbled upon my ‘bosom friend’ *smile* 

now i still sigh whenever i see someone that has natural red hair and wish to look similar. one of my favourite actresses are Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett and I wouldn’t mind to look like them either but instead of dreaming to be someone else i need to acknowledge my own face and body and walk slowly in the direction of loving them. 

  • what is your favorite color of the sky?

oh this is such a difficult question! i don’t think i’m able to choose… 
since i’m a night owl i don’t really have many occasions to see the sunrise but i do love sunsets, especially during spring and summer when the sky burtsts into many different shades of pink, purple, red, orange… oh and i do love when the clouds turn golden *smile*
i suppose my favourite sky is not clear and blue but hidden in the clouds. and, of course, the starlit sky far away from the city. 

  • what would you name your future children?

i would love to give my children names that are nature-related but, sadly, there are not many of those in my language. 
you have lilia (lily), róża (rose), kora (bark) and jagoda (blueberry) for girls (they are called ‘garden names’ which i find absolutely lovely) but i like only the last two. i don’t really like roses and, even though the name sounds nice, i wouldn’t name my daughter like that. my favourite one is jagoda. as for the boy, for now i like the names like aleksander (which has a lovely shorter version - olek) or franciszek (in short - franek).
my favourite male name is gabriel and i still can’t get over the fact i won’t be able to name my child like this because i’m gabriela *sigh*

  • what are your favorite quotes?

another question that is impossible to answer *laugh* i have my special notebooks in which i write down my favourite quotes but i don’t have them with me now. 
one of my favourites is a part of the bukowski’s poems 

we are like roses
that have never bothered to bloom
when we should have bloomes
and it is as if the sun
has become disgusted with waitting
 

it’s not depressing for me. it encourages me to not become like one of those roses. i won’t. i won’t. 

  • what does your favorite outfit consist of?

hmm… i don’t have a favourite i’m afraid but i do love a lot of my clothes. they are a way to express myself freely and i take advantage of it *smile* i’m a quite shy person in front of strangers and in the crowd so i try to show the world who i am without saying a word. i love flowy, long dresses, skirts and blouses - preferably oversized. i almost never dress in clothes that fit me, feeling much more comfortable when i can sort of hide in them. i also love see-through blouses with ornaments made from sparkly beads that i put over my maxi dresses for example. i usually have golden rings on every finger, two braids wrapped around my head, glittery beads near the corners of my eyes and a flower (temporary) tattoo somewhere on my hands *smile*
also, my clothes are mostly in the colours of nature (like different kinds of green, brown and black) and autumn with a bit of a golden, fairy-like addition *smile*

(now that it’s getting warmer, i think i will sometimes upload my outfits if i feel like it (: )

  • if you could live in a book, which one would it be?

Lord of the Rings  was the first thing that came to my mind, of course. Oh how I would love to be an elf! Sometimes the realization that I can only dream about it is almost physically painful. 
I wouldn’t mind being the heroine of one of Jane Austen’s books as well *smile* 

  • what are your fondest childhood memories?

when my mother told me interesting stories and fairytales before i went to sleep. or how we made our own little mailboxes from tea bag boxes and attatched them near the doors to our rooms. we would write each other little lovely words every now and then *smile* 

i remember how i had a hard time with other children in primary and middle school and how i created my own world in my head with lovely people and told myself my own stories. i loved it when i finished classes and escaped to my world while walking back home (a 20 minutes walk more or less) and appearing in front of my house seconds later! the time flew so fast when i was ‘somewhere else’ i always found it magical *smile* 

oh or when my beloved grandfather and i used to always escape from my grandmother, who was preparing dinner, and drive to the nearest shop and buy potato chips in shape of little ghosts. he always wore shirts with a little pocket in which he had a comb and brushed his hair every once in a while. 

  • what is your favorite language?

i won’t be original when i say that it’s english i suppose. i could say it’s elvish which i absolutely adore, or japanese that i still try to master, but in the end english is what saved me. without it i wouln’t be able to communicate with all of you, golden souls, i wouldn’t find my soul mate across the seas… english gave me so many possibilities! i think it deserves to be my favourite *smile* 

  • do you feel like you were born in the right era / age?

partly yes and partly no. yes because i’m very grateful i have an access to almost everything that i find interesting - i can study whatever i want, learn all the languages i want… sky is the limit! also the internet opened a whole new world for me and helped me reach out and connect to so many beautiful people i would never ever know about! sometiems when i think about it i simply can’t believe it… 
still, sometimes i wish i could live in the XIXth or early XXth century and wear those beautiful dresses and perhaps become a writer like Jane Austen or Virginia Woolf *smile*

  • if you could be of any fantasy / magical race, what would you be?

i suppose you already know the answer *laugh* i would love to be an elf, of course! from the moment i entered the tolkien’s middle earth i became completely fascinated with them. i even made my own character - aredhel ringeril - and wrote about her life, imagining it’s me. 
sigh, one can dream. 

  • what is something you want the entire world to know / do?

that’s a difficult question and i think that, no matter what i say, my answer may sound a little cliche. 
i wish that everyone stayed true to themselves and were able to love their own body and soul. (i wanted to elaborate but decided against it in the end. let this statement be my answer). 

thank you so much for the questions, golden! oh let’s see if i can create my own and tag people as well *smile* 

  1. what things/people inspire you the most?
  2. if you could be an actual witness of any moment in history which one would you choose and why? 
  3. if you close your eyes and think about it, what is the colour of your soul?
  4. if you think about peace and safety, what kind of words, sensations and/or memories come to your mind?
  5. what is your favourite smell? can you describe it in words, colours or sounds? 
  6. if you could write a letter to anyone, from the past or present, knowing it would reach them, who would you choose and what would you write about?
  7. what is the last dream you remember?
  8. do you believe everything happens for a reason?
  9. how would you describe your perfect day? 
  10. if you could choose, would you prefer to leave near the mountains, the see, the forest or the lake? What would your dream house look like in that place? 
  11. What was the nicest thing someone has ever told you? 

sigh, i don’t think i will tag 11 people but let me try.
i tag: she-wrote-the-skyforestedlandfaedelaforetiwhohavenofaceladylindyautumnaeu, waiee and nalatarielle *smile*

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