Where do you run away from the city?

-english version-

Where? Where do you run away from the city? Where do you run away from too much noise, too many cars and too many people? Where do you find those moments of solitude? Where… do you find yourself?

In the matter of soul I discovered early mornings with a glimpse of sunshine. And a trembling heart. I discovered a handful of people with apples in their backpacks. I discovered a small bus with a cheap ticket heading towards Turda. I discovered some more good people who stopped their cars just to take us further. I rediscovered the joy of helping without asking for anything in return. I discovered the village of Rimetea. Simple. Peaceful. Dressed in white. And a blush of green. Spectacularly positioned between mountains, between forests, between pathways, between nature. Serene.
In the matter of soul, I discovered a path in-between those white houses. I discovered the way up. Up to the top. I discovered the view. A dog. Dusty, hungry, affectionate. Or maybe he discovered us. Trustworthy piece of soul. Genuine feelings.
In the matter of soul, I rediscovered the grass. Untouched. The smell of autumn. Untouched. The taste of an apple. The sun blended with the blow of the wind. The effort to get to the top. I lost my breath and yet felt my heart. Stronger. Ecstatic. Lively. As if that was exactly what it was waiting for. What I was waiting for.
In the matter of soul I found the village once again. Smaller. Still simple. Still peaceful. I found the sky closer. Felt like I could’ve touched it. I rediscovered the colors of a perfect sunset. All quiet. I rediscovered the sound of my breath. Constant. Undisturbed by the ‘roar’ of the city.
In the matter of soul and peace of mind I found that Saturday…and the next one…and the next one.

-romanian version-

Mi-ar plăcea să ştiu ‘unde’? Tu ‘unde’ fugi de oraş? ‘Unde’ fugi când vrei să scapi de prea mult zgomot, de prea multe maşini şi de prea mulţi oameni? ‘Unde’ îţi găseşti momentele acelea de solitudine? Unde…te regăseşti pe tine însuţi?
Când a venit vorba de liniştea sufletească, am descoperit dimineţile scăldate în razele soarelui. Am descoperit o mână de oameni buni, cu rucsacuri pline cu mere. Am descoperit un autobus mic şi cu bilete ieftine care se îndrepta spre Turda. Cumva, am reuşit să descopăr şi mai mulţi oameni buni, care s-au oprit din drum doar pentru a ne duce mai departe. Am redescoperit satul Rimetea. Modest. Paşnic. Îmbrăcat în alb. Şi cu o adiere de verde . Scenic aşezat între munţi, între păduri, între cărări, între natura insăşi. Senin.
Când a venit vorba de liniştea sufletească, am descoperit o cărăruie printre casele albe. Trasată simplu, ancestral, drumul care ducea sus. Sus spre vârf. Am descoperit priveliştea. Şi un căţel. Prăfuit, înfometat, duios, poate al nimănui. Sau poate că el ne-a descoperit pe noi. Pui de suflet demn de încredere.
Când a venit vorba de liniştea sufletească am redescoperit firul ierbii. Mirosul toamnei. Gustul unui măr aproate sălbatic. Vântul neintimidat de razele soarelui. Efortul de a ajunge în vârf. Am simţit cum mi s-a tăiat răsuflarea dar în acelaşi timp mi-am simţit inima. Puternică. Extaziată. Însufleţită. De parcă acela ar fi fost momentul pe care îl aştepta. Pe care îl aşteptăm.
Când a venit vorba de liniştea sufletească am regăsit satul. Mai mic. La fel de modest. La fel de paşnic. Am găsit cerul mai aproape de mine. Aproape că mă lăsa să-l ating. Am descoperit culorile unui apus perfect. Totul în jur era tăcut. Mi-am redescoperit foşnetul încet al respiraţiei. Constant. Neîntrerupt de tumultul oraşului.
Când a venit vorba de liniştea sufletească am descoperit acea zi de sâmbătă…şi pe cea de după…şi pe cea de după. Într-un sat care are puterea sã mã cheme… Sã ne cheme!

Photos in collaboration with Maarten Verspoor.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. mummagweb says:

    Stunning scenery, and what a beautiful sunset. Love your writing too about the joy you can find in nature.

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    1. andbeatrice says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words! You should visit Romania to experience exactly what I’m talking about

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  2. I love the photos! You really have captured the beautiful colors but the cute dog did steal my attention for a while. 🙂

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    1. andbeatrice says:

      haha! Yes the dog did steal our attention as well and…well, he got a really good pie on the way up!

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  3. Very nice. Breathtaking scenery. It is great to meet you through this blog. I look forward to reading more

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    1. andbeatrice says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation! Same here!

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  4. Alex H. says:

    Wow, those pictures are stunning! I guess I’ll have to put Romania on my bucket list now…

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    1. andbeatrice says:

      You’d better! Romania is starting to be the ‘new in’ especially if you like wonderful landscapes and amazing hikes! Pack a pair of boots and book a ticket to Transylvania

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