,,If I could go back it would never be the same”
This story is filled with emotions, because it is my life. I don’t know where to start. Well.. The dreams about my own brand and business come from the past, from my childhood. Those things are one of few memories which I have. Years were passing, but the dream survived the rebel period. I can’t say it was empty years, but I am grateful to have them, because of them I am just where I want to be. Being ruthless had taught me a lesson, a lesson of seeing our world differently with my eyes, a lesson how to rescue myself from the evil lusts and rise from the ground up to the top. That big dream helped me, I built my nature from scratches. I tried to plan, organise. Trying to have my dream not only in my head anymore, but also in front of my eyes is now in my hands. Finally after so many years the Big Day has appeared on a horizon. I was so happy like never before. It changed me immediately, what is more I felt that deep in my heart. This feeling showed me that the new era of my life has begun and I still couldn’t believe that. I was so positively shocked that all other stuff which was always around me started to lose value. Now when my dream came true I pray to God for guidance not to get lost during my path to glory and peace. The name “Artisan” came out of nowhere it just appeared somewhere in my sight. All I had to do is go grab it. This word is not like any other word. It describes a person who, with the help of tools and manual skills of bare hands, creates something from nothing , a beautiful miracle. I want to be that person, I want to join the legacy of people who wanted to make something then leave it on Earth after their deaths and be proud of it. I am a religious person, I believe in heaven, I believe in St Peter’s gate, which protects good from bad. And when I cross it I want to hear Peter himself ,, good work kid you deserve to be here”. The sentence ,,The Life Changing Group” it’s not a joke, it can really change your life. It already changed mine to something better. And I will share the goods with others . This is my freshly-baked motto ,,Big efforts for Big dreams”!
photos by Agata Kapuścińska and Mateusz Gzel from 3 G
Late October and early November are surrounded with mythical, magical and mysterious aura. It’s the time of the year when we honor the people who are no longer with us and when we think about the afterlife way more than usually. But these special days don’t look the same in every country. When some cultures write the day of the dead as depressing and majestic, others celebrate it in warm and joyful atmosphere.
In Poland we celebrate the All Saints’ Day on the 1st of November and All Souls’ Day on the following day. It’s a time of pensiveness and nostalgia. We go to the cemetaries where our loved ones rest and we recall the time they spent with us. It’s usually the time of the family reunions as well. Similar customs can be observed in the countries where the Roman Catholic is a dominant religion. Our day of the dead has a really long tradition. According to the lore, it’s the time when the dead come to the Earth and scare the living. That’s why people celebrated ‘Dziady’. They wanted to propitiate the souls not to scare them by lighting the candles which was supposed to warm them and light their way. This is where the custom of lighting candles on the graves has its origins.
The most contrastive with our traditions is probably the way they celebrate Dia de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico, where the celebrations last for three days. The 31st of October is a day when they recall the dead children that are called the angels. The two following days are dedicated to the dead adults. However, it’s not about crying. It’s a pretty cheery time that takes weeks to prepare. They make the special altars for the deceased family members, who are supposed to welcome them in the world of the living and buy a lot of sweets and presents for them. They do visit cemeteries just like us, however, not to decorate the graves, but to celebrate. A very popular symbol is a sugar skull – a representation of a human skull made of sugar or clay.
One of the most well-known traditions is American Halloween, which is inspired by an old Celtic holiday – Samhain. It’s celebrated on the 31st of October and, just as in Mexico, it’s a joyful day full of fun. People decorate their houses to look more scary. One of the most common decorations, used also as a symbol of this day is, a Jack-o-lantern, a craved pumpkin with a candle inside. Kids dress up as monsters and roam from house to house asking for candies using a famous phrase ‘trick or treat’.
Even though most days of the dead take place in Autumn, in Japan they celebrate it in July or August. They believe that the dead come to visit them and put special lanterns in front of the doors, so the ghosts wouldn’t get lost. They organise ritual dances in the cities, and send the lanterns down the rivers in little boats with the symbols of the dead.
News prepared by Karolina Gruca from 2g.