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Last night remarkable story happened to me, unpredictable, so that’s d reason why I’m here after a while. So, here’s d storY:

I write a project that we need to apply today and while I prepare d documents I open d link from our partners from Spain. Our Bulgarian partner sent me d link. We are project partners in this project with my organization KONTEXT. But d story will not be for d project but for something else that I find enormously GREAT, something that inspire me a lot.

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iniAnd I press d link for Isla CreActiva, Sociocultural Association from Spain and after a while I recognize part of one poster design that I made few years ago. It is part of their home/ front page and surprised me a lot.

I almost forgot about this poster. Actually I designed it as a part of d celebration of d VOLUNTEER DAY and I wrote a post about. It’s great when u create something and u post it on ur blog and few years after u see ur art piece as part of some community, group, web page, portal, association. The name of d post that I wrote in that time is :International Volunteer Day & voila participation, and is actually December 5th, 2011.

When I opened d site for first time I did not notice, I began to use their categories, history, their actions, what kind of projects have done, but even then I recognized the font of the letters which I had chosen. Piece of d poster poster d organization is using as a header which publicize  and promote d European program Youth in Action.

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I am grateful to this whole situation, to my emotions, to d coincidence in d universe.To find someone by accident with someone that u do not know at all, to be a partner organization with someone from Spain who previously share something from u and is dialing a partnership with you in some way even though unconsciously, along the line of the same sensibility, creativity and message. I say coincidence but I am not sure, maybe is not only coincidence, maybe is about real connections, cosmic ones. who knows?! anyway d whole situation is magical, motivational, really incentive.

Hopefully this project that we will apply now will go well and we meet in future and I tell them d story in real time. For sure they will be surprised. :)

Thanks Emi (BYF) for d link! This is d poster ~ :)

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September 29, 2012 marks the second annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change #100Tpc

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Second Annual Worldwide Event

Includes Musicians and Poets Striving for Global Change

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This Year’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change Adds Musicians;

600 Events Planned in More Than 110 Countries

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Santa Rosa, Calif. (July XX, 2012) – September 29, 2012 marks the second annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change, an event that brings poets, artists and musicians (new this year) around the world together to call for environmental, social, and political change. Voices will be heard globally through concerts, readings, workshops, flash mobs and demonstrations that each focus on their specific area of concern, within the framework of peace and sustainability, such as war, ecocide, racism and censorship.

“Peace and sustainability is a major concern worldwide, and the guiding principle for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “It’s amazing to see how many people have joined in around the world to speak out for causes they believe in, and to see so much heart and creativity expressed in their diverse approaches to this event.”

Participants are hoping, through their actions and events, to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue of the day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace and sustainability. Those that want to get involved can visit www.100tpc.com to find or plan an event near them.

“This grass roots movement has arisen largely due to the impact of social media,” said Co-Founder Terri Carrion. “We’re really excited about the events we’ve got planned this year.”

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There are hundreds of activities planned in the United States alone, including:

  • ·A blues festival in New Orleans to help raise funds for medical care for aging musicians
  • ·A concert of Tibetan music and poetry hosted by 100 TPC Free Tibet in Pasadena
  • ·A concert in Nashville’s Centennial Park featuring major local musicians
  • ·An Occupy Wall Street poetry group will kickoff a weekend of events in New York City
  • ·An all day festival with multiple stages and over 50 poetry readings hosted by Beyond Baroque Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • ·A three-day event in Santa Rosa (near San Francisco) that will live-stream events from around the world and feature live poetry readings, workshops and various styles of music and dance including hip hop, flamenco, African drums, reggae and more (more info in the “What Else” section below)
  • ·A 2 months (August & September) warm up readings all around Macedonia, covered cities as Tetovo, Kumanovo, Skopje, Shtip, Bitola.. and many more. Video poetry, acoustic music with readings, and the main event on 29 September, 2012 that will took place in Strumica [as last year] with workshops, projections, promotions and official poetry presentations with most of the important poets in the Macedonian nowadays, or lets say in the contemporary literature history in Macedonia.

Poetry and peace gatherings are also planned in strife-torn countries like Syria and Afghanistan as well. In Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt, poets, musicians and mimes will perform in public spaces and theaters. In Kingston, Jamaica an entire week of concerts, spoken word performances, lectures and workshops will address literacy issues in the country.

100 Thousand Poets for Change began in Sonoma County, Calif. The headquarters’ event will take place at the Arlene Francis Center in downtown Santa Rosa and will feature live poetry readings, workshops and various styles of music and dance including hip hop, flamenco, African drums, reggae and more. The event will also live-stream other 100 Thousand Poets for Change events worldwide and is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center and Sonoma County Arts Council.

Immediately following September 29th, all documentation on the 100TPC.org website will be preserved by Stanford University in California, which recognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change in 2011 as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history. They will continue to archive the complete contents of the website, 100TPC.org, as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

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About 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Co-Founder Michael Rothenberg (walterblue@bigbridge.org) is a widely known poet, editor of the online literary magazine Bigbridge.org and an environmental activist based in Northern California. Co-Founder Terri Carrion is a poet, translator, photographer, and editor and visual designer for BigBridge.org

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100 Thousand Poets for Change

P.O. Box 870

Guerneville, Ca 95446

Phone: 305-753-4569

www.100TPC.org

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#cinema – tell me about it! [December 28]

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:as u can read in my small bio here I already mention that I’m pretty much interested in film and cinema and have d small experience behind with few docs & experimental movies. my projects also as projects of bigger film directors then me as part of d team. seven years already I’m part of d Tiberiopolian FILM Alliance – Institute for Shorts & Docs [btw the call is open u can sent ur movies] and have been visiting film festivals and projection that are for respect in every way.

but, why do I write this post today, even u can be a film maker if u start using ur mobile camera, really there are festival for mobile movies.. but d point is that, Today is d International Day of Cinema, yes December, 28.

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“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” – Ingmar Bergman

Cinema! Can you imagine your life without movies? In March, 1895 the brothers Lumiere presented Cinematograph – a new device for showing films and got a patent for it. But the first open display happened on December 28 of the same year and this date is considered as the birthday of the cinema. This remarkable event was held in the Parisian cafe in Parkway Kaputsinov, where Lumieres presented the first short-footage movie “Arrival of a train on station La Sota” to the general public (not for free, it was the first film shown to people for money). This performance caused panic – spectators were frightened, that a train will crush them. The entrance fee to the historic film screening was 1 franc. 35 tickets were reportedly purchased. Each film was 17 meters long, which, when hand cranked through a projector, ran approximately 50 seconds. From that moment, regular film screenings began, accompanied by a piano or a saxophone. The motion pictures were sometimes also accompanied by text below the images. Modern technologies increased the quality of the films and different effects much.

“This is the best thing we can do. And we are proud of it”, said the Lumiиre brothers of their invention.

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.sometimes we just need to celebrate d things from d past how we’ll open space for new celebrations.. for new project, movies, festivals. In Macedonia d cinema history start with Manaki Brothers, primary artist that start d experience with photography in that time, but beside the work in their photo-studio and shooting with their photo and film Camera 300, the Manaki brothers were also showing films. The first film in their new Cinema “Manaki” under open sky in “Wide Street” was held in 1921. The “Cinema Garden” was a temporary solution that did not satisfy the brothers. They later built a Cinema House and the first projection there, was on the first of December 1923. The Cinema worked with variable success. It changed owners, but in 1939 burnt to ashes…
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On December 28, 1885, the Lumière brothers, Auguste and Louis, presented their ten short documentaries/actualities, less than a minute long each, for the public consideration for the first time. Since then much has changed. Cinema stopped being silent. Filmmakers started creating colored pictures. Actors became recognizable and admired. Nickelodeons transformed into picture palaces.
In 1985, the audience paid for such kind of entertainment for the very first time. In 1927, the world saw (and listened to) the first talkie ‘The Jazz Singer’ by Michael Curtiz. The same year the first Academy Awards honored ‘Wings’ with the title of the Best Picture. In 1928, Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse. Concerning the Oscars, 1935 was marked by Frank Capra’s ‘It Happened One Night’ being first to win the grand slam. In 1975, Steven Spielberg directed the so-called first blockbuster ‘Jaws’. In 1995, Pixar and Walt Disney Pictures made the first completely computer-generated full-length feature film ‘Toy Story’. In 2009, Jim Cameron gave us a ticket to wonderful Pandora in incredible quality 3D, and Kathryn Bigelow proved that women can also be great directors.
So many dates and turning points are omitted here, but what is more important is what cinema has done for us: it influenced and inspired us, it brought us together, it made us think. Although many people believe it’s just an industry to mop up money, the silver screen remains one of the most beautiful, versatile and unbelievable arts.
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:Happy International Day of Cinema!
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:Tomas Tranströmer _or d Nobel Prize IN Literature_o11

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Tomas Tranströmer

Born: 15 April 1931, Stockholm, Sweden

Residence at the time of the award: Sweden

Prize motivation: “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality”

That what I would like to mention on my blog is this year Nobel Prize in Literature 2011. One hour before the official annunciation of d awarded author on fb there where conversation between the Balkan literature circles that one of d nominated for d award is writer from Serbia. [fake info] probably because now we can read that besides d laureate 7/1, the 81-year-old Syrian poet known as Adonis at odds of 4/1 was second and Japan’s Haruki Murakami was third at 8/1.

Then we saw d first news like: The 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to Tomas Tranströmerbecause, through his condensed, transluscent images, he gives us fresh access to reality“.

That what I found interesting today is the opinion that Timothy Byford (famous film director & friend of mine) shares on his personal web page:

I have to admit to never having read a single of Tranströmer’s poems before this week and am grateful to the Swedish Academy for drawing my attention to his poetry, which I find mystical, dreamlike and enigmatically subtle, prompting one to read them over and over again, every time discovering something new.

Apparently in Sweden he is known as a `buzzard poet` because his poetry views the world from a great height…like a buzzard.

While on Internet d people are separated in their opinions I decide that is good to read some poetry firstly then to try to create opinion. ..or to take a side.  .. I start with links  where we could read more about his works. The official link for d awarded author, also as post in guardian.uk, LA Times etc.

..more for HIM u’ll find @ poets.org or on HIS personal web page.

AFTER A DEATH
Once there was a shock
that left behind a long, shimmering comet tail.
It keeps us inside. It makes the TV pictures snowy.
It settles in cold drops on the telephone wires.

One can still go slowly on skis in the winter sun
through brush where a few leaves hang on.
They resemble pages torn from old telephone directories.
Names swallowed by the cold.

It is still beautiful to hear the heart beat
but often the shadow seems more real than the body.
The samurai looks insignificant
beside his armor of black dragon scales.

translated by Robert Bly

OUTSKIRTS

Men in overalls the same color as earth rise from a ditch.
It’s a transitional place, in stalemate, neither country nor city.
Construction cranes on the horizon want to take the big leap,
but the clocks are against it.
Concrete piping scattered around laps at the light with cold tongues.
Auto-body shops occupy old barns.
Stones throw shadows as sharp as objects on the moon surface.
And these sites keep on getting bigger
like the land bought with Judas’ silver: “a potter’s field for
burying strangers.”

translated by Robert Bly

Nikola Madzirov, poet from my city [very famous] in d last days shares on his facebook profile poetry from d awarded laureate so I decide to keep it for myself here. Tomas Tranströmer has been part of d Struga Poetry Evenings 2003 in Macedonia and awarded with d most important award “Golden Wreath“.

Томас Транстромер

ДРВОТО И НЕБОТО
Едно дрво се шета по дождот,
сè крај нас ќе мине во поројот сиво.
Има задача. Си зема живот од дождот
како сколовранец во овоштарник.

Штом дождот ќе запре и дрвото запира.
Се насетува исправено, мирно во јасните ноќи
и го чека, како и ние, моментот
кога снегулките расцутуваат во вселената.

Препев: Миодраг Станковски

ЕЛЕГИЈА
Ја отворам првата врата.
Голема сончева соба.
Тежок камион поминува по улицата
и го затресува порцеланот.

Ја отворам втората врата.
Пријатели! Пиевте мрак
и станавте видливи.

Врата број три. Тесна хотелска соба.
Поглед на споредна улица.
Отсјај на светилка врз асфалтот.
Убав отпад на искуството.

ЦРНИ ГОРИ

На следниот свиок автобусот се ослободи од студената планинска сенка
го сврте носот кон сонцето и тргна лазејќи и рикајќи пругоре.
Ние се туркавме во автобусот. Бистата на диктаторот беше исто така со нас свиткана во хартија од весник. Едно шише одеше од уста до уста.
Смртта, знакот на раѓањето, растеше со различна брзина кај сите.
Горе во планините синото море го стаса небото.

Препев: Миодраг Станковски

:and from once. ..exploring!

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I didn’t plan this trip to finish like this but after I took two buses, the one from Sandanski to Petrich and the other one from Petrich to Gabrene then suddenly I found myself in d middle of that village that it’s like on d end of the world. On d Bulgarian side of d old Belasica mountain I was on few kilometers from the border with Macedonia, and yes I was going back home to Macedonia after one month stay in Sandanski as part of d Balkan Youth Festival.

First I ask some local people how can I get till d border and after a while I figure out that d only solution is to start walking slowly till d border, with all d bags that I had in me after one month. One grandpa told me that I’ll need to walk 2 kilometers to reach the border and for me that was not a problem since I already knew d road from before.Once I’ve done d same option and after few minutes there was car that stop and offer me to take me to the border.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I start my walk and yes I definitely enjoy the whole trip till d border but the thing was in that that there were not only two kilometers but double. So the challenge for me was bigger. I had with me the Sun that was almost burning like for d end of this month and all d birds, animals, insects and d happy family of unknown objects in d nature.

 

 

After a while from behind there was one grandma that was walking even more faster then me, that confirm me d direction and relax me a bit with the info that I’m on d right way. I was hoping a little that there will be some car that will pass, but only cars are passing trough my back because of my big big traveling bag that I had on me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this hour and a half walking I stop on few places so I can enjoy d view from there, because the village and d road are coming from the top of d mountain and basically d village is in d hearth of this green source. Some of d pictures are just for a memory of this lovey exploring. ..I grab with me few tea plants and one wooden stick that I bring home.

.. sometimes even the things that are not planned to happen when u accept them as a positive challenge they can be really good experience. I felt as mountaineer for a while today and realized that I miss d mountain trips that were part of my activities in d free time before.

Thank u dear cosmos of circumstances for giving me this opportunity to live a bit with d green spirits of this planet Earth!

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