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Egg decoration in Slavic cultures originated in pagan times

“Egg decoration in Slavic cultures originated in pagan times, and was transformed by the process of religious syncretism into the Christian Easter egg. Nevertheless, these decorated eggs have retained much of their pagan symbolism. Many Slavic ethnic groups, including the Belarusians (пісанка, pisanka), Bulgarians (писано яйце, pisano yaytse), Croats (pisanica), Czechs (kraslice), Poles (pisanka), Serbs (pisanica), Slovaks (kraslica), Slovenes (pisanica, pirhi or remenke), Sorbs (jejka pisać) and Ukrainians (писанка, pysanka) decorate eggs for Easter. Many of the names derive from the Slavic root pisa which relates to painting (and cognate with Latin pictura). In Slavic tradition, the egg (similar to icons) is written, not drawn or painted.”- Slavorum

  • A:Bol ako oceán.
  • B:Oceán?
  • A:Áno. Ako keď vojdeš do mora, je to oceán a pohltí ťa to svojou nekonečnosťou. Je všade okolo teba. Necháš sa unášať a cítiš tú uvoľnenosť.
  • B:Aha.
  • A:Najprv sa možno bojíš vojsť do vody. Bojíš sa, že bude chladná. To je ako keď sa bojíš prejaviť city k nejakej osobe. Ideš pomaly a potom ti je príjemne. Potom je s tebou stále, ale každá voda raz ochladne a ty odídeš, aj keď nechceš. Musíš odísť..

Ko sva sama,
ko sva čisto sama,
ptici izpod hišnega napušča
na koralni čeri sredi oceana,
ko sva čisto sama,
južni sadež v ustih severnega dečka,
ko sva čisto sama,
gruda z žitnih polj v cvetlični vazi,
ko sva sama,
ko sva čisto sama
z varnim ničem vse okoli sebe,
vsa brez korenin spomina,
brez plodov izkušnje,
ko sva sama,
ko sva čisto sama,
ko sva še samo drhteč objem,
bi mislil, če je misel možna,
ko sva sama,
ko sva čisto sama s sabo,
da sem bog -

če ne bi te tako vso živel,
zemeljsko te ljubil, žena,
najpopolnejše od vsega,
ko sva sama,
ko sva čisto sama.

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Ciril Zlobec, Ko sva sama 

Happy 90th birthday!

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The Ten-Day War (Slovene: desetdnevna vojna) or the Slovenian Independence War (slovenska osamosvojitvena vojna), also the Weekend War (vikend-vojna) was a civil war in Yugoslavia that followed the Slovenian declaration of independence on 25 June 1991. It was fought between the Slovenian Territorial Defence and the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA) in 1991, after Slovenia declared its independence. It lasted from 27 June 1991 until 7 July 1991, when the Brijuni Accords were signed.