Monday, October 31, 2011

We All Go Back To Where We Belong

Everyday where...

where my morning is normally embrace with the divine images of my daughter
where at its best, the morning light reflects behind my curtain
where I always come across with this view outside my window 
where I settle myself in the living room
where I have my harmonious green tea and briefly read some pages of a novel
where I love to stare the women on a sort of a 'Victorian era' where fashion seen mostly in the 1840s till early 1870s in this painting despite the frightening frame
where I discern the bright skies in an open window
where the other side of the window allowed a boring view
where after my grand shower, I had to abandon the flat by passing this wide yet clean corridor 
     where when I'm going down I discourage myself to use the lift by pressing the button up instead of down to avoid the temptation
where I better stretch some leg muscles by using the stairs from second floor to ground floor.
where I take a seemingly usual short walk on my way to work 
where I have my much anticipated hot black coffee in the office
where I ignite another long day of performing my job
where I eat my weird lunches like this fettuccine with spaghetti sauce in full enthusiasm
where I finally walked home after a stressful day of work
But those everyday walks are associated with distress and homesickness, the disturbing desire to be able to go back to my country.



I dedicate this post to R.E.M. band who announced their split a few weeks ago. Actress Kirsten Dunst (wearing Rebecca Taylor 'Black Ghost' cut-out floral dress), and artist/poet/activist John Giorno, star in their final single "We All Go Back To Where We Belong" in two different videos. 

Both music videos were simple and easy, and watching them the whole length warmed my heart. It made me pause for a while at the slave of my mundane routines. Rather than seeing them as sadness, I endure them with their simple glory and to be thankful for every wonder they brought to me. 

It seems like whatever I do I am pretty engaged for more months here until I have my holidays. At once, I temporarily embrace those moments with splendor, having done it almost every day for the past couple of years, I know one day I will go back to where I belong.



Yet, I wanna say happy halloween!


aileen




40 comments:

  1. Love the shoe on the first picture!!!
    IS just amazing thanks for visiting my blog =)

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  2. I think this was a very nice and personal post!

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  3. Nice pictures love! The spaghetti got me hungry here. :)

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  4. lovely post of a diary in a normal day
    great post darling
    happy halloween
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  5. Very interesting! Super! Brava!




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  6. Such a nice routine.
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  7. Tiago Aleixo - it's actually a make-up brushes holder :D

    A Norwegian - thanks dear, i'm getting personal now :D

    Myrted - thanks dear!i love spaghetti sauce but got run out of the pasta so we switch to fettuccine.

    The Dolls Factory - for a change :D thanks.

    Keeping up with E.S.E.M - thanks dear!

    milana2078 - thanks dear!

    PAPS - thanks dear!

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  8. I like view outside your window

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  10. Love the way you describe ur everyday.
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  11. lovely post Aileen :) the pics are awesome... and glamorous :) Happy Halloween!

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  12. Stella - thanks, i'm actually waiting for a day to rain.

    Carol - thanks dear!

    Natalie Koltunovskaya - that painting is really lovely.

    Melissa Tchieu - thanks dear! you're welcome to follow & expect me to do the same :D

    Viki - thanks lovely... appreciate the words..

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  13. nice post. your place looks very peaceful and neat. I love the shoe on the first picture too :)

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  14. wonderful pics, great post, like it! :)

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  15. lovely photos! :)

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  16. Alexandria - thanks dear! i truly adore every caretaker who maintains the cleanliness..

    Gear - thanks a lot dear!

    Kat - thanks dear!

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  17. Lovely photo diary. Love the pictures of your place.

    XO,
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  18. i love this post! its such an insight to your life... loving the pictures. now following x


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  19. I'm fashionstoned, Hayley - thanks dear!

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  20. Love that song!

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  21. Parisienne - such a beautiful song.

    Marielleheart, Vale - thanks dear!

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  22. Great pictures! love that painting!

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  24. Hahaha this is one of the coolest posts I've seen in a while! Love your apartment too - it's kind of old but verging on retro!

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  25. aww.. the 12th picture makes me miss the streets of middle east! nice post!

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  26. Grace - that painting is so lovely :D

    Chronicles of the Fashion Cupboard - thanks!

    Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage - it's really an amazing bright & clean place to live :D thanks for the kind words!

    MACY - thanks dear! how i wish i could take more pics in the streets.

    Momo - thanks dear!

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  27. thanks for your comment!!!
    lovely post!!!

    i followed you..

    xxx

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  28. Aileen you live in such a nice area. The buildings outside your window are amazing. Also I like the Victorian painting, the curtains and your sofa (yes i obviously have an obsession with floral hahahaha)
    Have a lovely weekend!
    xxxx

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  29. I love that photo of the back of those buildings with the palm trees.

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  32. tonia fashion tour - thanks dear!

    Vale - thanks for the greeting dear!

    Anastasia from Natbeesfashion - haha.. i'm so girly with the florals surrounding me. thanks for the kinds words Anastasia.

    Andrea - they look amazing after a rain, otherwise they look dusty in hot weather.

    Claudia Mosca - thanks dear!

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