rediscovery of life

butterfly in the plaster - Tomas Karkalas
photo painting – butterfly in the plaster – Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

The question “Are you lost?“ can sound like a lifeline if you wander the forest without knowing the way home. But the same words would sound offensive if you sit comfortably in the armchair. Our gratitude and anger depend on the same words.
We obey clearly defined instructions but do not hear the wisdom.
Therefore people are skeptical of poetry and follow the press closely because they want an objective overview of world events.
What does such objectiveness mean?
Is this okay? That is another question.
Are you lost?

Value your words. Each one may be the last — Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Autumn underfoot

digital painting Autumn Underfoot by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

digital painting Autumn Underfoot by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

“Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing” – Camille Pissarro

I just had a chat. I was asked: „Hi, Tomas, how are you?“ and I replied: „Hi…I am enjoying an opportunity to say “Hi!” loudly now“.

“When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati


I have heard, if something damages man’s hearing, his eyesight becomes better, and it is likewise in otherwise. In other words, the nature tries to compensate the hurts we encounter.
In my case, my limitations (living in dependence – the ABC of the disabled) have taught me the need of pondering deeper on what was said by others. The quotes became my guests. Just listen.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery says: The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate


… If you aren’t good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you’ll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren’t even giving to yourself Barbara De Angelis
The quote diagnosed the modern times well. What remained unsaid is our response to

“what does it mean to love oneself?”

Good food satisfies our body, but such  joy lasts too short, yet  discovery of oneself in other always enables us to experience  Peace and Joy.

here we are

“A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, Cretan author and philosopher, 1883 – 1957

the depth of our steps is defined by our love to other

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Mahatma Gandhi

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
– Lewis B. Smedes