Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Wedding Ring

According to tradition in some countries (derived from Roman belief), the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger because the vein in the left ring finger, referred to as the vena amoris was believed to be directly connected to the heart, a symbol of love.

In medieval Europe, the Christian wedding ceremony placed the ring in sequence on the index, middle, and ring fingers of the left hand, representing the trinity — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit respectively. The ring was then left on the ring finger. In a few European countries, the ring is worn on the left hand prior to marriage, then transferred to the right during the ceremony. For example, a Greek Orthodox bride wears the ring on the left hand prior to the ceremony, then moves it to the right hand after the wedding. In England, the 1549 Prayer Book declared "the ring shall be placed on the left hand". By the 17th and 18th centuries the ring could be found on any finger after the ceremony - even on the thumb.

In Norway, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Latvia, some countries of former Yugoslavia and in Spain (except in Catalonia) the wedding ring is worn on the ring finger on the right hand.

In the Jewish wedding ceremony, the groom places the ring on the bride's index finger, and not ring finger; the ring is usually moved to the ring finger after the ceremony.

In the Indian tradition, the left hand is considered inauspicious. Hence the wedding ring is worn on the right hand. However, despite tradition, some wear the ring on the left hand, matching cultural practice in some western countries.

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Is this love?

Written on October the 30th

"Remember - start and end every day with a smile." said the man who took half of my world with him.

Meeting him was one of those big and important events in life, the moment when you're at the very bottom and you meet someone who awakes the sleeping passion for life and gives you wings. And then you fly, and fly, and fly ... So I flew in spaces completely unknown to my mind. I perceived a completely new feeling and met myself. Finally, for the first time in my life, I really know who I am. So many years of searching for the real, limitless, unconditional love, and I have not even met the prerequisite for the start of that trip. I didn't even give myself a chance to meet me, but ... In the past year, life has rewarded me with a handful of new experiences in which I clearly saw myself.

He brought plenty of warm words and smiles, trenchant gazes ... In that short time, every word inscribed itself somewhere deep in my consciousness and became a part of my everyday life, an integral part of me. After he went away, all I had left were sleepless nights, fear, anxiety and pain. And those constant flickers of heart seeking soul who has chosen to go with him. Too much to be described in some simple words.

But I still start and end every day with a smile. I'm happy because I felt indescribable, unspeakable and untouchable... And calm because I know that he exists.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

How I Love You

I turn my feelings into words every day, but people somehow fail to understand them. The way I express my feelings may not be good enough, the words I use may not be appropriate...

It would be so much easier if love was a word, if one simple "I love you" could explain every state I find myself in. Some people call it craziness... The way I sigh while speaking of you, the joyful smile my lips turn into with the mention of your name, that magic sparkle of my eye that appears with just a thought of you... That can't be crazy! The feeling of endless happiness...

The way I breathe, imagining our souls finding us a way to erase all the borders, miles and cities between us. The way my heart beats with a single thought, a thought of gazing into your eyes again. Every beat rips the silence around me, sending vibes that make my blod pulse in a rhythm of love.

Sometimes, on rainy nights, I sit on my balcony... I just listen to the sound of pouring rain, close my eyes and forget about the world, forget about the distance and time between us. In those moments I realize you are just a thought away. It takes only a second, a heartbeat, a memory to get to you in an instant. 

I feel you... I feel this... I will feel it... A part of you will forever be a part of me. The one that others can't understand. The fact that just a thought of you makes me feel what many of them will not feel in their lifetime.

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I wish to wake-up looking at you... To put a soft kiss on your forehead saying "It's time to get up." To serve a breakfast and then walk you to work and take kids to kindergarten. Yes, I am thinking about lifetime with you. It's because... Every time I think of you, I see eternity.

I know it's not Valentine's Day any more, but... What difference does it make? I feel like this every day, from the moment I met you.

And I really never needed anyone like I'm needing you today... Or every day... ♥

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