And it frees me. (Poem to midnight.)

Attracted by the powerful pull only a single string can summon by,
walking the line of notes, exhaling all the burdens of the day
– and it calls me, calls me

Inhaling dusty rhythms of old drumhead leather,
moving with its tidal waves, a rhythm so familiar my body would know to follow it in the dark
– and it carries me, it carries me

A guiding turn of the head, a tiny nod and a glance to the heart of the circle,
I’m following the lead into the sun, the warmth of joyful song and laughter
– and it frees me, and it frees me.

Favourite Friday: Conversations

My favourite kinds of conversations are the ones which do not involve too many people. One to three people apart from me are okay most of the time. I don’t really like scheduled conversations because they can feel pretty unnatural and awkward (especially when someone says they want to talk to me alone without telling me why), but recently I learned to enjoy meeting up with a person one on one for coffee or hot chocolate to talk about university and a little bit about life. If they are the ones to ask it is much more comfortable, because then I know they really want to spend time with me or maybe even get advise. I love deep, meaningful conversations that seem to come out of the blue, like the ones when after a visit the first round of good-byes is said, but you just keep talking and sit down on the floor in the hallway for another hour. Or the day we met a friend at the station and stood there for an hour in the middle of the night, walked home, and stood there on the street for some more time. I even enjoy university related small-talk when I run across a fellow student in a building and it feels good to just stand there for a moment and compare the classes we attend or our homework loads. I love conversations that make me feel better. Talking to a lot of people or being in a big group which tends to split up into two or three groups talking among themselves makes me feel tired and exhausted, but when I spent some time talking to a person I really like it can leave me with a feeling of being more alive, more interested in getting a project started, or just emotionally satisfied and truly happy. Conversations which make me feel close to a person, and give me the impression of catching a glimpse of their heart.

Favourite Friday: Flowers and Seasons

Welcome back to the second edition of “Favourite Friday”.  As the weather outside is not really summer like yet, and the sky is more grey than blue, how about something nice?

Favourite Flowers: white roses, and I like green plants like ivy and fern, they give me such a nice feeling with their barely noticeable earthy aroma and a notion of fantasy worlds. Generally I prefer blossoming trees (Japanese cherry trees, apple tree blossoms) and wild flowers (e.g. corn flowers) over blooming plants inside, because too many smells combined in a confined space make me uncomfortable.

Favourite Seasons: late summer and the European equivalent to Indian summer. The times when the air and the soil exhale a soft, warm, slightly dusty breath and a faint aroma of hay, the trees are full of leaves and maybe a glint of fire in the sun. Deep blue skies. Happiness. The times when I long to run through open fields. Our church wedding will be in the mid of September this year, could there be a better time?

Tell me about flowers/plants and seasons that make me happy, please?