Friday, August 14, 2015

music of dancing waves

as a huge bossa nova fan, i have been listening a lot to antonio carlos jobim, joao gilberto, astrud gilberto and probably each and every artist who has ever performed anything in this style.

i can say one thing - when my favourite joao donato's music is on, you know it straight away, because it's such a different bossa nova! bossa nova with little sway, as i like to call it. his bossa nova is like the dancing waves of the ocean and his voice is amazingly soft and warm. i can just put on his whole album, close my eyes and taste the salt from the ocean dissolving in the air. i can feel sand under my feet and hear the sound of birds and happy people dancing to this amazing rhythm. and i feel like dancing too. in my office room, in hot tbilisi street or wherever i may be.

it's time to visit brasil.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

one patriotic post

some things and stories have been coming to my mind, which i wanted to share with you. most of them are connected to georgia and how much i love living in this country. maybe because of the tourist season, or maybe because i have been walking around the city a lot recently, but this is exactly what i want to write about now.

i am happy to be living in the city which i love, to be loving the life in this city and the atmosphere it has. the best thing this city has is kindness. and that people here care. even if they have seen you for the first time in a queue for the carousel where you forgot to top up the paying card - they pay for you; if you are the last one in a fifty people line to get into the funicular train with a child, they let you in as first; when you sit in a cafe with friends the waiter pays your bill; someone gives you an ice-cream in the street because she has an extra one; complete strangers help you carry heavy bags up the stairs, and heavy stroller too (because, yes, tbilisi is an absolutely child unfriendly city), old people give you detailed directions to every street you need.. 

all those things make you feel that you are never alone in this city, someone always cares for you, even if he or she doesn't know you name. that is a great thing to see, notice and appreciate. and next time do something for someone who's name you don't know. and stop complaining about tbilisi.