All It Took Was A Smile.

As I live directly outside the French school, I see a lot of kids and parents milling around outside my house in the morning. Normally I march past them with my headphones in and a polite smile plastered on my face. But this morning, I saw something that absolutely made my day. This little boy, who looked to be about 3 years old, was standing outside the entrance to the pre-school. His mother had just walked off, probably in a rush to get to work, assuming her son had walked in to school by himself. His older brother, around 5 or 6 years old I would assume, was walking off to the other entrance to the elementary school. But instead of walking into the pre-school, this little toddler waddled out of the entrance and up to his older brother and tapped him on the shoulder with a strange melancholic expression on his round, cherubic face. The older brother turned around, and upon seeing that it was his younger brother, exchanged a few words with him in French. After which, he bent down and hugged his little brother and kissed him on the cheek. While this was happening, the little boy’s eyes met mine and the innocence glimmering in them was so startling that it jolted me out of my morning daze. I just couldn’t help but smile at the love these two brothers had. That simple kiss, that simple hug. So innocent, yet so full of love. Nowadays, we are constantly caught up in our own worries and our own problems that we don’t have time to just let go and live in the moment. No matter how cliché that sounds, it just goes to show that even the most simple, most mundane acts can be seen, if considered deeply, to possess the most magical qualities. Just thought I should share this little golden nugget of joy and that it would brighten your day, like it did mine!

Ivana x

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Velvet Shrine of Endings

There is only one word to describe this song. Exquisite. Its ability to evoke so much emotion in you is breathtakingly spectacular. Her angelic voice coupled with the haunting melody makes for a perfect rainy day song. Best listened to with closed eyes and a wandering mind. And if you really want the chills (i had actual goosebumps, i kid you not), i suggest that you listen to it with rainymood. I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as i did!

Ivana x

Days of Dust.

Jealousy and paranoia had done their miserable work. She sat there alone, the darkness surrounding her like a cold heavy blanket, placed awkwardly on her shoulders by a random stranger. It did warm her bones but she didn’t feel comfortable in it.

She gazed into the invisible lines of space in the Stygian sky, trying to figure out what was to come after. The stars above, sparkling like angel fire, had a baneful effect upon her. In the dark, she had no name. The words you uttered ripped its way through her mind, till all that was left was a raw, bloody reminder of what she had done. Her mind was clouded with doubt, hurt and despair. With a heart as heavy as the pain that was weighing her down, she lifted her head and let out a low guttural moan that grew in volume and passion till it became a piercing scream. Her face grew tight with the effort and she choked as the tears spilled over without any warning. She bowed her head like a statue in prayer and murmured words of apology.

With her hopes on fire, she let her heart grow cold and shrivel up into a tiny pebble. The ache in her chest was a constant reminder of what could have been. How easy it was for you to leave. How easy it was for you to lie. She gazed out into the night, the hill overlooking the city lights, like little pieces of glitter. She stared till her eyes watered and the lights blurred into glowing medallions pinned onto a sheet of dark fabric. She had wrestled with her youth. Now, in her current state, all that was left was a silent philosophic acquiescence of her thirst to be permitted to exist. She released her breath from between her cool lips in a puff of surrender as her eyes slid shut. Tomorrow is another day to make the same mistakes again.

Ivana x

Take Me To My Limits.

The amount of talent this guy has. It’s hard to believe he was once homeless. Apparently he used to crash outside the Buckingham Palace! Little does he know that this song has caused a world wide epidemic of thirst. Ed Sheeran is now the name on everyone’s lips and you can see (hear) why.

Ivana x

The Golden Light of a Daydream Dawning.

First post ever. Could anything be more daunting.. After torturing myself for days on what to write for my first post, i decided to just ‘barf on paper’. Figuratively of course. Word vomit gets me going. That’s what editing is there for! Anyhoo, my foray into the immensely vast world of blogging was primarily brought on due to a need for an outlet. An outlet where I can express myself in a judgement-free zone, at least i hope.

For now, I’m planning to post unbiased reviews on makeup and skincare products that i love(and hate), as well as write short stories on random things that i happen to be dwelling upon. Aside from that, I will also be posting up new songs every week. I derive great pleasure from discovering new music and sharing it with my friends is the second best thing. I get hooked on a different song every week, so this way, i get to share my (not so lethal) addiction.

Ivana x