L-A: Closeness has nothing to do with distance

If you can understand the sign above, no, I’m not calling you a bamboo-tearing monkey, it’s how Slovenians (also) communicate. Today I feel the distance between us. Here are some examples of what the streets there have to say.

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I know I said that in April there would be more words than photos, and no, it was not an April 1st joke, and yes, this post has both, words and/in images.

Except the first one below, which is from London and which is the culprit for this wordy post, all photos were taken in Slovenia since I moved away. Any sighting like these and my day is practically made.

The current situation makes me feel the distance, all 777 km of it (or so). I will be back there sooner or later, it’s just so hard to imagine it now.

The recent data from Italy shows that the situation is calming down, though. But what is the next step? One more month of quarantine or not? The future will tell.

In the meantime, let’s have some bittersweet, or bitter, or sweet, fun with the Slovenians, as long as we can. Sis tells me the internet will vanish for three days, globally (no more info forthcoming). If this news proves fake, I will be here with the first poem for NaPoWriMo later today.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Tina of travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com: Distance

21 thoughts on “L-A: Closeness has nothing to do with distance

  1. What a compilation Manja – I sure hope Sis is wrong about the internet!!! Loved many of your choices – interesting to see how minds work in other countries. Loved the idea (and the image) of bird marriage 🙂

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  2. This cheered me up today, Manja – your posts always does! Love the bird marriage and really..all of them. “”No one is listening until you make a mistake” – so much wisdom in that. It dawns on you when you are a grown-up. Stay well, Manja – one day you will be back in Slovenia. And I hope your sister is wrong about the internet…

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    1. Oh, Leya, I very much hope for this last too. Without the internet there would be riots. Thank you, I’m so glad I can cheer you up at least this way. And I hope that your “Swedish experiment”, as media call your lack of quarantine proper, works well. Much love!

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      1. The ”Swedish experiment” – I know that is what it is called. We hope it will work. But there are more restrictions every week. The idea is to deliver them at the right moment. The outcome of it all we don’t know, but we hope for flattening the curve of contaminated to help the hospitals manage. There is no right or wrong here – all we want is to save lives. Nothing can stop the virus but vaccination. They tell us in 15-18 months, maybe…And yes – let us keep up internet connection! ♥

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  3. I hear you on feeling the distance. I am closer to home than I have been in 7 years, but it feels a million nautical miles away. I was blessed with a visit from 12 dear friends less than 60 days ago, but it seems like years. On the bright side, I have memories, social media, a phone, email, and video conferencing to keep me connected. I think that the hardest thing about this virus for me is not being able to connect with everyone that I love every minute of every day. I think of you far more often than I connect with you. I am happy to know you are well, albeit stir-crazy. Loved your thought-provoking wall art, my favorite being ‘when are you going to notice you are free.’ It seems counter-intuitive right now, but it still rings true. For example, we have the freedom right now to choose how to interact with each other right now, with kindness or vitriol. I could go on, but I am just rambling. Hugs from La Paz.

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  4. A lot of these hit close to home, but this one…this one really resonated with me- ““For those closest to us we go the farthest.” Sometimes one has to.”

    This post was perhaps en mon avis the most poignant. That’s saying something cause you’re always poignant and on point!

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