I am glad that I can take R to museums. He’s just an 8 year-old boy interested in Lego and stories and fishing (though he never tried that just yet) but, with a bit of luck, he plays along and I can take him to exhibitions in art museums. The Museum of Natural Sciences, on the other hand, is actually... [Read More]

Five Senses

She was American. Over seventy, I think. She came to this city for her son’s wedding which took place over the weekend. Now, Monday, she felt tired and thought she wouldn’t really want to talk — just hang around and look at the people. But then, slowly, we actually became engrossed in our conversation. We talked about politics and ranted... [Read More]


We were in Normandy for almost a week already. That day we drove to Étretat and spent a few hours there, going up the hill with the church on top and enjoying the view. The sky was overcast but it didn’t rain. We walked around, through tall grasses, peeking at the white cliffs, feeling dizzy whenever we got closer to... [Read More]

Haludovo Hotel

A while ago I listened to a podcast about how kids and teenagers spend their time when they are alone, without adults. There were three stories: The Land, the Tracks and Heyoon. I could add another one to the list - the Haludovo Hotel on the island Krk in Croatia. It was built in the seventies, with considerate input from... [Read More]


Spring seems to have finally arrived. I think I can say this now. After all, it’s mid April already. Just a month ago it was so cold that I felt even words would freeze if spoken. The world was nothing but a gray and dry mass (with a hint of salty snow). The sun was nothing but a supposition. But... [Read More]

Margaret Atwood – Epiloguri fericite


John şi Mary se întîlnesc. Ce se întîmplă apoi? Dacă vreți un final fericit, încercați A. A. John și Mary se îndrăgostesc și se căsătoresc. Amîndoi au servicii bune, bine plătite, care le stimulează curiozitatea și pe care le fac cu plăcere. Își cumpără o casă adorabilă. Prețurile imobilelor cresc. După o vreme, cînd își pot permite să angajeze pe... [Read More]

Peter Stamm - Foc


Sub Căzătura Vacii era o peștera în care pe timpul iernii se făceau cei mai frumoși țurțuri. Locul se chema așa pentru că acolo, demult, o vacă a murit alunecînd de pe stînci. La peștera asta ne-am dat întîlnire. Sven și cu mine. Se spunea că din peşteră era un pasaj secret pînă la castel. Dar acum, doar după cîțiva... [Read More]