Thinking of ideas of the next post, I decided to simply give my readers a chance to catch up with my life and get an overview on what’s happened in my life in February. I will divide the updates into several areas, and this post will focus on creativity.
I began to write this post on February 20, 2014. It was a birthday of my grandfather, who would have become 87 this year if he was still alive. Unfortunately, he passed away several years ago, in October 2005.
The name I have in my passport was given to me by my parents in his honor. Anatoliy. Only now I begin to realize how much I am actually growing to be like my grandfather, and how much I took from him…
Idealist. Perfectionist. MISFIT.
Always seems like something is “wrong” with me. Because many people live by some predefined rules, traditions, standards… And I am looking for the fullest and richest expression of WHO I AM. Which, as it appears, shines best through decisions and choices, through taking actions or refraining from actions.
The word “love” has been changing its meaning and power for myself over the years. First, it was just a sign of my preference (e.g. I love french fries). Then, it was a word for the intimate feeling of romantic desire (what I learned to call “in love” later). And then, it became something much bigger than an individual or a group of people. It became a spiritual expression telling that something is really valuable and precious for me (e.g. Hamburg, or the overdriven e-guitar music). Almost synonymous to true appreciation and deep gratitude. Something from the core which I have discovered and have been opening up over the last year.
30 days. Countless hours of setting up, improvising, downloading videos from the camera, processing, recompressing and uploading to Vimeo. As well as listening over and over again, becoming aware of the small things which are good and other things to work on… Read everything I can share about it, and see my personal picks from the series!