BlackMary

Enrich your life

Happiness may be difficult to attain. The obstacles are not primarily financial – Alain de Botton

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013

My dear Druydical brothers and sisters and I recently came back from a whirlwind tour of Germany – 10 days, 3,000 kilometers, 6 concerts, 1 workshop.   We had a wonderful time and met many lovely people albeit it was sometimes draining constantly moving from one place to the other and sleeping under a different roof every few days.  And for those 10 days, we made an enormously small amount...

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10 reasons why I’ll miss Sinisa Pacic

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013

I won’t be able to have a beer with him – Siniša was the person responsible for my beer addiction.  That is to say, he made me appreciate beer which I never had.   I’d always hated beer, it was too bitter for me.  I’d tried Ozujsko or Karlovacko several times trying to convince myself to be more inclined to beer but it just wasn’t working.  So one day after work he...

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You will know the truth and the truth will set you free – John 8:32

Posted by on May 29, 2013

Looking back at my childhood, I don’t think I had one different than any of my Croatian-Australian friends.  Went to a Catholic school for 13 years, then onto university, went to mass every Sunday and feast day, went to Croatian school every Wednesday night, went to the Croatian disco at King Tom on the occasional Friday (when studying allowed).  My parents were strict, my father in...

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“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity” – Ray Bradbury

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013

I don’t know what’s up with me today but I have had a huge surge of creativity.   Is it something that my dear friend Irina put in the tea last night, is it all the shaman drums I’ve been listening to lately, the fact that the house is empty and I can hear my thoughts, maybe the sun shining outside or the article I read about writer’s block on Brain Pickings?  Maybe...

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Singing becomes a form of therapy – Placido Domingo

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013

I don’t think I’m usually one to boast, but so far, 9 out of 10 times when I go to a shop or the post office or whatever, most people don’t greet me as “ma’am” but as “miss”. And there’s a reason for that. First of all, great genes – my mum and deceased grandma looked at least 20 years than their age. But second of all, I would say...

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Feels like heaven

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013

When my dad passed away my mum told me of something that had happened to her… During the last 18 months of my dad’s battle with cancer, my mum had the habit of taking an afternoon nap because she was so worn out and needed a break.  This is not surprising given the fact that the hospital where my dad stayed was at least half an hour each way by public transport not including walking...

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