-But I’m home now, so… -So everything goes back to normal?

“Christmas at home” by Blaga Todorova


Spending Christmas with my parents made my holiday most precious. I had lovely time despite the cold weather in Bulgaria, which I absolutely dislike. Even my camera refused to work under the pressure of the frost outside, so this time I came back with very few pictures, but loads of nice memories. One of them- I got the lucky coin from the New Year’s bread that mom made and I might, after all, find my happy place in a country with tall towers and whispers of beautiful promises.

The important is – I came back relaxed and ready for adventures. I’m back to Athens, I’m back to blogging. I have a lot to read around here and I apologize for the silence, but I will make it up to all of you that came here to visit and leave nice comments. Thank you everybody! May you all have a wonderful year ahead!

“-But I’m home now, so… -So everything goes back to normal?” –Jonny Vang

“New Year’s candles” by Blaga Todorova

This time I plan on NOT going back to normal … and here is where my first ever New Year’s Resolution comes. I usually function better when I’m not trapped in “must rules”. Most of the time I have a very clear idea about what I want and where I’d like to be, not as a definite statement, because life can be tricky at times. But now I’m making a commitment. In the very first days of January, I am officially looking for a new country, it will be my main task ’till I succeed. I think I had enough of Greece and the strikes, enough of people not being able to understand, not being able to see the real face of the situation here. Going back to Bulgaria is not an option, staying in Athens is unbearable, so new country it is … wherever the heart takes me … there.

“Light in the darkness – Athens at night” by Blaga Todorova


On the list of things I’d like to do in 2011, apart from finding my dreamland/ or more like right-land/, I’d like to add and little something else … To make strangers smile as much as possible! What I realized recently, is that strangers helped me to get out of the darkness two years ago, few people that didn’t know me at all believed in me and gave me the courage to let go off the misery, so now I’d like to do the same for others in need. Let’s say, as of today, I am establishing my own, inside-the-heart-organization, called ”  Don’t let these eyes cry”. Strangers are the reason that I still dream, that I still believe in angels and strangers is what I’d like to support a bit more from now on.

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Keep dreaming, keep smiling! Love& Hugs …


© 2011  Broken Sparkles

Going away

Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all had a good start of the week!

For me is not only the middle of this working week but and the end, because tomorrow I am going away. I’m going to Bulgaria to see my family and friends. I haven’t been there since April, so I am really looking forward to it and apart from that I love traveling. I get excited even going to the town next door. Imagine the excitement when I change country, when I get on the plane and find myself surrounded with white fluffy clouds and blue … the endless blue of the sky? I even have a poem about airplanes and airports, but I haven’t found the right picture for it yet, so now I hope on some airport I will have the chance to capture the exact image I’ve been thinking about.

Usually after every trip I come back with new ideas for poems and stories, traveling somehow feeds my imagination more than anything. And especially now when I’m not in love, when I’m not hurt or extremely happy, but just feeling normally and peacefully calm, now when I don’t have my heart up-side-down, I could use the inspiration of a trip. I could use the nice time with my family.

There were many events that made me leave my own country, many unpleasant moments that made me come to  Greece. Often when I go back to visit I still see those same things and I consider my choice to emigrate absolutely right,  but being with the family is like nothing else. So today’s post is for all families.

Speaking of people that we feel comfortable with, that have done something to brighten our days, here is where I want to tell you that on October 2, I will be a guest in Tom Baker‘s blog  Morning Erection, which for me is a big honor. It will be great if you stop by this Saturday and have a look at my guest post and Tom’s older posts too. I recommend one of his posts very strongly- “The most beautiful girl in the world“. Once again thank you Tom.

To end this hump day, I wish you all a great time. I will still have my poems coming every day thanks to wordpress “scheduling ahead posting” … and as for all of you, that you stop by my blog … stay safe and smile …always smile :) !!!

Love: B.


My home town


© 2010 Broken Sparkles