Sailing on the Calmest Waters.

A better, longer, more enjoyable musical adaptation of what I mean by “Calmest Waters” now uploaded to my Soundcloud.

The differences, however mostly subtle, are really important to me. It’s also quite a bit longer, you could say that another “verse” was added to prolong and build upon the experience which I sincerely hope this song creates for you, as it is, I shamelessly admit, doing it for me.

Fading stream, just a quiet river,
Days are long and the nights are silver,
Silent swell of the Neptune’s daughters
Sailing on the Calmest Waters.

Leaving with the morning breeze,
Seeking shelter in the open seas,
Heart at peace and soul never faulters,
Sailing on the Calmest Waters.

Dark around, only Moon leads yonder,
Across the sea of stars I wander,
Mist hides paths, but the course won’t alter,
Sailing on the Calmest Waters.

Enjoy if you can!

-Calmest Waters

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The Voyager Mission.

The Voyager Mission. Two probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched in 1977 to, originally, explore the outer Solar System. A scientific program, arguably marking the beginning of the golden age of space exploration. Unnamed vessels launched into the void. Probably not as “groundbreaking” as its older sibling, the Pioneer program, not as famous as its overachieving brother, the Apollo program, but at least as successful, if not more. Among the many daring and fruitful space programs, what makes this one so special?

First things first. Pioneer program, however challenging, was designed to explore our closest cosmic neighborhood. Even the most ambitious units, Pioneer 10 and 11, had the mission of exploring Jupiter and Saturn, and if possible, give us some idea of what exactly lies beyond, as the missions to Uranus and Neptune weren’t an option at the time.

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The liberty that adulthood is.

I remember one time, back in middle school, we had a school trip to the local theater for a play. We were taking a public bus to get there. It was just after ten o’clock in the morning, as we first had two full classes before the trip. So we’re riding the bus, and I noticed two men, sitting at the end of the bus. Students, as I quickly discovered, going for their classes at the local university. I heard them talking.

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The thing I found interesting, was that they seemed to be going for their very first classes that day. At ten in the morning, so they couldn’t have been starting earlier than ten thirty. And yet I, a kid just over half their age, had been up and running for hours. More than that, they were making plans about what they will be doing after they’re finished with the university for today, so apparently, after one p.m. Me? After the theater, we were supposed to go back to school and stay there until three p.m.

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One a.m.

Another “new” old track uploaded. This time, a tribute to my favourite hour in the world, 1:00 a.m., the time where my creativity, energy, motivation and overall frame of mind are at their highest.

Shadows move, with nobody watching,

The lights are going out.

Eerie, as if nothing has ever been

Hopeful and aloud.

 

Heavy air, cold, and the shudder,

Crawling on my skin.

Empty streets, all windows covered,

The lights are giving in.

Now keep in mind, this one is fairly old compared to the rest of the music I posted so far, so the quality might be detectably worse and the style unfamiliar. But I like it simply because I know that while the years have passed, I wouldn’t make it any different today. It still works perfectly as a theme for this magical hour, and it still reminds me of the wonderful times when it was originally recorded.

If anyone wonders why I love the night so much, I talked about it some time ago.

I hope you enjoy!

-Calmest Waters

Czech Switzerland adventures.

I climbed mountains, I traversed forests and rivers, I visited wonderful viewpoints, there were some castles along the way too. It was fun and it was a challenge as well. A beautiful place, but rather unpleasant people. I missed my bike as expected, but got the workout I needed anyway. I rate my České Švýcarsko adventure 7/10.

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Thanks to new Polish highways, the good old German Autobahns and sufficient Czech contribution near the German border, the road to get there was quite enjoyable.

Now let’s talk České Švýcarsko.

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Fast, faster, FTL.

My first post for the “Brains Unite” blog. This month’s topic was “the future of transportation”.

I strongly encourage you to visit the blog and read posts from other bloggers, it’s worth your while!

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I am a dreamer. And we, dreamers, don’t see “what is”, we don’t even see what “will be”. We see “it would be awesome if it would be like this” in every possible situation. And I dream big too. Therefore, when I think of “transportation of the future”, I don’t think of “even faster airplanes”, I don’t think of “hoverboards”, not even of “Hyperloop”. Bigger. I believe, that in the centuries to come, there’s only one kind of transportation that will matter.

Picture this. The year is 2117. The population of Earth: 15 billion humans and 300 million sentient dolphins. Chicago Cubs celebrate their fourth world series title, and “Super Mega Fastest and Obviously Terribly Furious: The Conclusion 3” hits the cinemas. However, overpopulation took its toll. The resources are almost depleted, and even our President of the United Earth, Colin Mochrie III seems helpless. Does it matter how fast you…

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Brains Unite

Brains Unite is a go! An exciting new project of BlueFishh, which I’m happy to be a part of. Come and check it out!

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I’m so excited! My new blog has officially launched as you read this sentence and I can’t wait to share it with you! This isn’t really a post as such, it’s more like an ‘alert’ to let you know that you can now visit Brains Unite and contribute to the topic of this month which is: the future of transportation. If you want to know more about Brains Unite, check out the ‘About‘ page of the blog. Other than that, spread the word and hopefully we can, collectively, make this project a huge success! (with 4 links in this paragraph, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself accidentally clicking your way onto the blog… tactics, tactics, tactics 😀)

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The Bounty Hunter

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The Bounty Hunter

I wander through the deserts vast
I look to stars to find my way
I follow calls from dawn to dusk
I traverse woods, mountains, plains

Like shadows on a moonless night
Like air to flame, like rain to seas
I walk the world, safe from the eye
I do my part as no one sees

I stop all those who won’t obey
When I commit old gods take care
I find and hunt souls gone astray
When you will call, I will be there

I ask, I listen to the breeze
And travel through the highlands bare
I read the signs the cold ground leaves
When you will call, I will be there

I’ll chase you down, I have my ways
There is no place where you could hide
If you are named, and someone pays
The hunter for his bounty rides

I cannot care what was your crime
Remember, it is only fair
I am not one for begging cry
When you are called, I will be there

 

Ooooh, I’m really getting into this poetry thing I’ve been trying out. It helps to think about poems as songs, lyrics. I just hope my excitement helps readers to ignore the quality issues.

I’m really hoping someone would comment, do some critiquing. I’m not demanding, but any feedback would be very, very appreciated and helpful.

I started writing this poem some time ago, but it was slowly evolving into what it is today for some time, over periods of various circumstances. I tried to capture the feeling of respect, the dark aura of impressiveness, which I imagine the old-time bounty hunters had around them. I had some concept of a music for this, so who knows, maybe I will upload that too eventually.

I hope someone would enjoy it.

-Calmest Waters

Afterlife. And nothing ever happens then.

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Afterlife

What happens when the credits roll,
The story reached its end at last,
When everyone has played his role,
The stage time has forever passed?

I like to think that where they live,
As summer ends, it starts again,
There’s no wrong, harm to forgive,
And nothing ever happens then.

Days are long and bathed in white,
Same trees bear fruit day by day,
Night’s are clear, with moon’s blue light,
And no one ever goes away.

With passing time, their age stands still,
And what they want, is what they can,
No worries, anger or bad will,
Nothing ever happens then.

Happy endings are the best. You read about the struggles the heroes are facing throughout the book, or watch them, literally or metaphorically, having their butts kicked the whole movie, but once the story ends, and we leave them in a better condition than we would expect, it was worth it.

Being the curious kid that I was, unfortunately, endings rarely left me satisfied. I needed more. The story concluded, I understood that. There’s only so much interesting events and situations in the lives of real people, average people, so it’s reasonable to suspect that, to make it seem more relatable, more realistic, the fictional characters, as heroes of our the story, would also have some finite time of usefulness to the viewers or readers. But I refused to believe that their life ends with the closing credits or the last sentence of the last page. Their story might be ending, but their lives continue. And every time a story would end, to make it feel more complete and accept its conclusion, I needed to imagine lives of the heroes after their main story. Sounds crazy enough?

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