Who I am
I was born on a February night in 1979, in a Romanian town called Craiova, and even though the first passion I developed was reading and everything related to books, I never would have thought about writing poetry if during my final year of high school an unfortunate event hadn’t given birth to my first creation – my philosophy teacher suffered a stroke and almost died because of it, and somehow this made the „Anonymous Will” to come out to life. Afterwords, writing poems became a necessity, and, since I couldn’t yet publish them in a book, I started publishing them on the Internet, on various poetry websites.
I studied piano at the “Ciprian Porumbescu” Music University – Faculty of Musical Interpretation, in Bucharest, and strategies of economic negotiations at the “Gheorghe Cristea” University – Faculty of International Economic Relations, in the same city, but the only moment when I feel I can really communicate with the others around me is when I write and try to bring the words to life. Maybe because, in my opinion, the word, spoken or written, remains the ultimate method for human kind to express itself.
A very good friend of mine taught me that I must find out “what do I have”, “what can I do” and “what do I know”, in order to find out “who I am” … and for the moment the only thing I am trying is to show the world the points of view that “I have” on different themes, in the best way “I know” and and also in the best way “I can”, hoping to mirror myself in my actions. And this blog is an example of that.
Another example in that direction are the two books I published in 2011, “Sands And Shadows” in paperback and e-book versions, with many thanks to Red Lead Press – the publisher with which I worked on this, and “Footsteps On Sand – tanka collection” (which was first released in kindle version directly on Amazon, but which later I decided to also self-publish in paperback and e-book version on Lulu), the one published in 2012, “The Hidden Well“, released in kindle version on Amazon, in paperback on Lulu and in audio version on Soundcloud and the novel “Solo-Chess”, released for free reading as blog-book on http://solochess.wordpress.com, downloadable on http://www.scribd.com/doc/201432139/Solo-Chess and for those of you wanting a printed version there is also the possibility of acquiring it via Lulu, paying strictly for the printing and binding services provided by the specified company. About these four, and about the projects on which I am presently working, you can find out more details in the BOOKS page, right here on my blog.
For the rest…not much to know actually – I’m currently a 35 years old interpreter – I used to say “translator” but in the meantime I decided that my life is more than just “translating” words for others – it’s about interpreting my own soul for you, dear reader, so lay back, read, learn and enjoy :).
P.S.: for the curious ones, here’s the “Anonymous will”:
I, ailing and tormented human being,
I leave these words to be my final will:
to World I leave existence without seeing
the face of luck, or getting any feel.
To Life I leave the people full of sorrow,
deprived of any joy, as I was too.
To Fate I leave my thoughts about tomorrow
and all the dreams I wanted to be true.
To Death I leave my gratitude forever,
for saving me from what I had to stand.
To Time I leave my thanks, for being clever
at hurrying my life until the end.
If someone in this world has loved me ever,
to Her I leave my heart, and my love whole,
and all the pain for never having met her,
and in Thy hands, my Lord, I leave my soul…