Aesthetics of Longing – Solzhenitsyn on the Meaning of Earthly Existence

solz2Decani Monastery (14th Century) vespers. As a theatre director, I realised that all stage performances were fake and meaningless when compared to the Liturgy, which allows us to become a part of eternity and find meaning in this earthly existence.

Aesthetics of Longing – “One is always at home in one’s past…”

nabokovSerbian countryside and mountains are full of these old and beautiful houses and vernacular architecture. The doors and windows often look like eyes and give these houses a unique personality. Many of them have been forgotten by their owners or they no longer have any. Nature is slowly repossessing them.

Aesthetics of Longing – Disjointed Memories

florencekingI took this photo in the village of Vrbnik, next to the town of Knin, where my father’s side of the family comes from. Knin was occupied by Croatian troops in 1995 and since then almost all Serbian families fled the region of Krajina. What is fascinating is that there are still a handful of remote village homes and objects which remain¬†untouched, decades after the war. Some of these villages are now only populated by wolves, foxes, rabbits, wild boards, etc…