Valentina

Time relativity and loud reflections

I have been living in Ukraine for one month and it seems like it was yesterday when I got off the plane with heavy suitcases full of hope and enthusiasm. Time is strange! When you are fine and happy, time flies so fast.
My friends from Italy have been asking me how I am and the answer is always the same:“ I am adapting”. Adapting has a negative connotation for many people, but for me it hasn’t. Actually in my opinion it is a word that contains the whole essence of living in another country and embracing a different culture. Adaptation means to challenge your beliefs and accept a different mentality. It means understanding that you have to overcome your limits,like it or not.
These thoughts about time and adaptation resulted from a journey to Kiev some weeks ago. We participated in a training which was held in a resort outside the capital, in a village that I defined “Winter Wonderland” as we were surrounded by a forest full of snow.
Snow makes everything magic. It falls slowly and covers everything before you realize it. The same happens with time. When you are busy with something and you like what you are doing, you don’t realize that it’s passing by.
Time relativity has always fascinated me, and I am also fascinated by the fact that everytime I move to another country I find some similarities with other places I have been to.
I get excited about little things. For example here in Lviv I fell in love with the building in front of my flat, as it reminds me of London ( my favourite city in the world) and with some buildings near the supermarket that remind me of the residences in a seaside resort where I spend my summer holidays.
I am a “LOUD OBSERVER”, as I love the planet I am living in and I want to share this love with everyone.
Will Ukraine be able to appease this loud spirit and surprise me so much that I will savor my Lviv life silently? We will see!