December always reminds me of a Romanian Traditional carol that is called “God, be with me!” It’s about a poor kid who’s asking Santa to bring him a wooden horse. Here you have the link to the Christmas carol I’ve just mentioned you.
In the video, you can enjoy the snowy landscapes that are something typical in Winter times in my country.…[Read more]
I do the same thing you did with the bees,Jane, saving them from the water containers they fall into. It feels good inside. Not feeling superior, just that I did something to save a life. Especially in the summer when I’m visiting my parents at their house in the countryside, I’m “fishing” all the bees from the large containers that my parents are…[Read more]
My dear Jane,
I’ve just finished watching an extremely touching movie on netflix: THE LIFE AHEAD, starring Sophia Loren in her 86s. I was also surprised to discover an young Romanian boy playing the role of young Iosif. The story of her character is so delicate and, at the same time, it’s like a loud SOS to take more care of our elders. Have you…[Read more]
Thanks a lot, Jane, for answering!❤
I DO believe in your inner power to move mountains and be a part of this process as long as you can. I HOPE that something good will come out for the entire planet, and especially for those small countries as mine where activists are not so many and so vocal.
Unfortunately, this type of dementia was diagnosed too late for Robin. Because I am fascinated by everything it happens in our brain I’ve read many scientific litterature and it seems that Lewy Body Dementia is the second cause of death after Alheimzer (neurological causes). And everything is messed up by an abnormal deposit of a certain…[Read more]
I’ve just finished reading your post, and American elections will have a huge impact on the entire planet indeed.
You’ve wrote that ” the size of the government isn’t what’s important, it’s who the government works for, right?” You are right, and I admire you for believing in something that should be a fact in every country. Unfor…[Read more]
The increased number of shootings in the States it’s more than concerning. More innocent people become random targets, and this saddens me.
As you mentioned that our anxiety level is rising in these times, for quite some time I’m systematically listening to an anxiety meditation created by psychotherapist Marisa Peer, and and it manage…[Read more]
Jane, how optimistic are you that things will get a little bit better on our planet, let’s say, starting first of January 2020? Now, the whole planet is a total mess and chaos is everywhere. I empathize a lot with all the children already born in these rough times. By the way, you have friends connceted to Buddhist philosophy. So, beyond climate…[Read more]
I’ve just finished reading the amazing book “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” (2016) written by the Dutch primatologist, Frans de Waal, Professor of Primate Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. I never knew until reading his book how many experiments were done on animal’s cognition and…[Read more]
Jane, I’m so glad that many people are already reading your new book.
You gave yourself a meaningful 83 birthday present in advance. To you and also to all the people that love and support you!
Speaking of elders, I wonder if you’ve seen the Japanese movie “The Ballad of Narayama”, winner of Palme D’Or Cannes Film Festival in 1983?!
“In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69.…[Read more]
Jane, about the fact that you often wonder how long will you live, and that you are perfectly resigned to death …you know that what Gloria Steinem did by wanting to live 100 years is setting the intention. This is an extremely important “nutrient” for our mind, because as you said by giving him repeatedly the “command” to folllow the same path…[Read more]
Jane, thanks for recommending the TV series “I may destroy you”. I already put it on my short list. Lately, I’ve seen a couple of good TV series as “SelfMade: Madam C.J. Walker” (the leading role is played by Octavia Spencer), “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “”Outlander or “Sense 8” (about homo sensorium and telepathy) … and also the movies “Never look…[Read more]
I’m happy that your are still OK!
You wrote in a comment above this … “Joe Biden is a neo-liberal but he’s persuadable, he’s someone who activists can move…I think. That’s what we must all work for. Getting him elected, Building the outside force to push against him that can force him to do what’s needed. All that is outside h…[Read more]
Yes, Jane, I’m living in Romania. I am Romanian with no Slavic origins that I know of, although my last name sounds like an Ukrainian or a Russian one, and these two countries are among Romania’s neighbours.
As I was saying in the previous message that “I’m not looking at people differently because I’m fully aware I’m not better than any other…[Read more]
Nicoleta Cramaruc commented on the post, MY SPEECH ON SOME UNIQUE CHALLENGES FACED BY BLACK AMERICANS 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Your post is very well written and informed, Jane!Thanks for sharing and for bringing more awareness!
I admit I never even understood “classic” slavery or treating black people as properties. That’s why I feel very emotional because the suffering of these people must have been bigger than our capacity to understand it.
Recently, I’ve seen a…[Read more]
So good to know you’re ok!
As for other countries having “male leaders with empathy problems”, Romania is one of them. Romanian leaders have more than empathy problems. I believe their mental health is “affected” :D. Unfortunately I feel the Romanians will experience a tough 2021 as many other people from other countries of course.…[Read more]
I am so thrilled about your new book coming out so soon.
You never stop to amaze me with your capacity of rebirth again, and again.
Thank you so much for existing and for inspiring me everyday!
sending my love to you,
Nicoleta Cramaruc commented on the post, JUST ANOTHER DAY IN QUARANTINE — THE DAY BEFORE EASTER 9 months ago
Well, Jane, you made the right connections and you were honest with yourself in the process of accepting them. These kind of insights are precious for one’s inner peace and equilibrium. No one is showing up by chance in our lives, and we choose someone because of some deeper reasons. Hats of to you for being so honest with yourself in the end and…[Read more]
Nicoleta Cramaruc commented on the post, JUST ANOTHER DAY IN QUARANTINE — THE DAY BEFORE EASTER 9 months, 1 week ago
Jane, hi! <3
Reading your post I've noticed a sentence you're repeating: "Tomorrow is another day", and made me think again how blessed we are to have another day, and another day in our life. This sentence could become like a mantra in our life,determining us to keep moving and never give up as you often say. Thank you for reminding me again and…[Read more]