Welcome to the world of corners ...

On the 5th day of every month you will come across a new corner and a new story around ...
To make this journey a bit more challenging an extra corner will be occasionally thrown in as a surprise.
Any footprints from your travelling experience left in the comment box will be always appreciated.
If you find my corners enjoyable, please share them with your friends.

Friday, 9 August 2013

“There is no end, only the beginning ...”

My haiku as promised ...

                                                         Run towards the joy
                                                        for the joy of running
                                              there is no end, only the beginning

... and yes, the beginning it is!

I would like to invite you to my new blog just launched and titled ... Edith Piaf and my Parisian journey ...”, while my current one is going to have a bit of a holiday.
                                      Here is the link ... 

                                                 Hope you can join me in Paris!


   Photography by Olga Kulanowska

Friday, 5 July 2013

“Random acts of kindness ...”


                                   Today I have decided to share with you something
                                           that I have started nearly 9 years ago.               
                       Something that might be needed right now even more than before.

                     Here it is ...

                                                                                             10th October 2004 (Sydney, Australia)
   Hi ... my name is Olga.

If you value harmony and peace, please allow me to share this short story with you.
The other day I watched a very inspiring movie based on a true story titled “The Last Brickmaker in America”. It not only brought tears into my eyes, but also an idea into my heart.

We often do not pursue our ideas for one or another reason, so they stays locked in our heart like a caged bird whose song may only be heard by one person. But if this bird was to be set free, more people would have a chance to enjoy his song.

About two years ago I was preparing material for a new one-day workshop.
I ended up with so many ideas that it became impossible to condense them into a seven-hour time frame, and consequently it was easier for me to place it into a “too hard basket”.

The earlier mentioned movie had not only reminded me of the essence that I had planned to convey through this particular workshop ...

           “Just because of our weaknesses and imperfections
             we should not stop ourselves from sharing our strengths with others.
             The more we focus on sharing our strengths,
             the more our weaknesses and imperfections will dissolve in the process.”

                                                                                          ... but it also prompted me to act on it!

   An invitation ...

                               ... to embrace my simple idea on sharing our strengths.

    At first:

Extend three acts of kindness to strangers.
These acts can be very simple...
  • help a mum to carry a pram up the stairs
  • help to catch someone's hat blown away by the wind
  • if you see a car in a shopping centre car park with the lights left on,
    advise the information desk of the registration number
The number “three” is only symbolic and you may choose to do more or less acts of kindness, or adopt this as an annual ritual.
There is no copyright on this idea, although may I ask you for one thing ...
Please, let the intentions behind it to remain pure and unconditional.
Once you open your heart, you will see many opportunities.

When you have extended an act of kindness, please forward this letter to another person. However it is important that you forward this letter (or print and drop to someone's letter box) after you have conducted your act of kindness, as this will increase a positive energy held by it.
Think of the act of kindness as a stamp required for posting/emailing of this letter.

    My wish:
I would love you to share with me any special experiences that have arisen from your participation in acts of kindness with hope of gathering enough stories to create a blog, and to allow your words (with your permission) to inspire even more people into extending their acts of kindness ... just one of the strengths we all have in us!

Please remember that every act of kindness offered by you will help to rebuild harmony on our planet, just like every water drop will help to create more rain. A multitude of small actions is often by far more powerful and lasting than one big one.

    Thank you!                                                                   harmony4uandme@hotmail.com               
                                                              Love & light,
                Now, I would like to give you a link to something as special
                                        as the icing on the cake ...



     Photography by Olga Kulanowska

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Follow up on ... "Feel what your eyes see and let the words flow"


                                               Photography by Olga Kulanowska

I wonder how did you go with created your own haiku to the photo above?

                As promised ... (my haiku)       
                                                   Through the mist of my past
                                                   in search of answers
                                                   my journey ends where it begun

                                          More of “Olga's haiku” ...
                   My twisted body
                   ready to let go
                   awaiting winter's touch

               Photography by Gerd Heise

                                                       A bridal waltz
                                                       twirling dreams around
                                                       can you feel my heart

                                                     Photography by Gerd Heise
     Magician's hand
     leading the dance
     story lost in colour
                     Photography by Jacky Fox

                   Between the folds of time
                   an awaken soul
                   basking in the light

                Photography by Yushan Sui ~ 

                                                      Teasing the sky above
                                                      romancing the air
                                                      colourful ribbons in my hair

                                                     Photography by Gonul Balci

         Free spirit trapped
         by the wing of wisdom
         rooted deeply in earth

Photography by Olga Kulanowska

                   Captured within my eye
                   a gazing moon
                   suspended in the sky

                                                                                    Photography by Hatice Dincer

                                             Wheel of fortune
                                             with golden rind
                                             bubbling with joy still to be found

                                                  Photography by Bartek Ryszka

        Reality fading away
        as I follow you
        through the void between us

    Photography by Claudine de Fay

                   Waiting for something
                   something not there
                   does anybody care

              Photography by Jeff Dowell

                                                       Fishing for wisdom
                                                       shining from above
                                                       in the depths of my life

                                                Photography by Alessandro Baffa

A fire of your love
keeps my heart burning with hope
my body so bare, so cold

                  Photography by Mikko Tyllinen

                                                ... and how about writing a haiku to this photo?

                                      This will be a happy challenge for you and me!