How do you call a long day that ends in a rewarding way? And how do you call waking up everyday and knowing that you are working on something that changes not only you, but that can make the world around you better?
I call it work and volunteering for something you believe in. I landed the job of my dreams and I spent the last two weeks of July in an amazing mood: I got the amazing chance to teach Art History to 35 less-fortunate children.
Have you ever wondered what is it like to try and organize all the information you got from school? And how difficult it is to keep 35 children with different ages to keep their radars running for one hour?
I didn t actually, always assuming that it cannot be really hard if you want it and if you love children. But I have to confess, it makes you wonder about your power to express what you want to say.
After two weeks of Summer School, what I can say without a doubt is how much I learned about children and mostly about myself. It is not only you that teach them something, but it is also about millions of things they teach you.
They teach you how to smile, how to have fun, how to say everything that is in your mind, how to never be afraid of speaking the truth, how to defend yourself, how to be friends, how to be creative, how to think without limits, how to solve conflicts, how love means being shy and reserved, how holding hands in secrecy means so much more feelings than one kiss in front of everyone else.
I am forever grateful to the people that did this and also to the people that donated for this children. I am sorry I didn t have the time to pick up all that you wanted to give, but I am planning on keeping close with the children so I will visit them occasionally.
In the mean time, I found some time to visit one of my favorite parks in Bucharest – The Children s World Park. I never really knew that this is the name of it, I guess I am still a little kid at heart.
Since summer is eager to show us how hot it can be, I realized denim-shorts, sandals and my only denim top are a match made in heaven. And since I hate outfits that show to much, my crochet pocho/dress completed the look.
Today s artwork is a piece my best friend found online and sent it to me at the exact moment I was preparing this pictures for the post. I do believe in the idea that art comes to you, you just have to embrace it. I love the posture of this girl, she seems caught in the middle of doing something that was secret, the blue make you feel a little bit of distance from her side and also leaves you wondering if she is upset with you for looking at her.
Because B L U E is not always about sad, it can also be about… H A P P Y.