Citizen of the World – Travel Plus(Gradjanin sveta – Putovanje Plus) / Miljana Zivanovic

 
Miljana Zivanovic
 
 
 
Citizen of the World / Travel Plus with Serbo-Croatian translation
 
This profound project by Alex makes you think deeply about who you are and what you are, where you come from and who you belong to. Provides creative opportunity for both writing and thinking.
Decide who to write about – the country you live in, or where you came from or where you grew up ?!
 
To spend my birth and childhood in a great country, which at the end of the twentieth century was divided into parts unfortunately, with natural beauty, mineral resources, plains, beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes, the sea …
Stepping into the world of adults, I live in a completely different country, the land of flowers and windmills. And now I am in the land of the mountains.
So I can hardly decide where I belong. Who knows where my next life stop is ?!
Each side of this life cube of mine has one concept painted on it and takes on a round shape.
 
Loving books and reading since childhood, I have traveled to many countries where I did not set foot but encouraged my desire to write, the creativity of the written letter. Encountering various characters and their characteristics from books, I shaped my personality with their cultures without belonging to anyone against my will. Writing is liberating for me because it makes it easier to express emotions, and the world is the cradle of art and natural beauty.
And from real travels through different countries, I collect souvenirs and objects, precious photographs, which are for me a symbolic meaning that somehow keeps them in focus and memories of my own existence.
A journey through the history of the creation of the world, human troubles and misfortunes, to happiness and prosperity. The charm of a clear sky revives the picturesqueness of old times. Extremely valuable treasure of our (world) heritage, in order for us to become identity bearers, spokespersons and promoters of our country’s.
 
My direct rebellion – I do not want to choose where I belong, I have made life something that has an undeniable value, infinity.
It is my decision, good or not, I discover its weight every day but I will not change anything. My instinct is a good guide because I have long since stopped caring about what others think of me, my decisions and actions.
 
The one (multiple life path) with whom I made an agreement, is the one who makes me free and equal, is like me born out of nowhere. And my origin (of my parents) is an act of association with the world and the connection that was created between us, is the connection that constructed me as a person. It shapes my opinion that the world is a brotherhood and that the Blood becomes a symbolic thing of the past, it conjures up and instills in me a spiritual “true birth”.
 
My rights of affiliation are not indicated in direct connection with humanity, nor are they in direct connection with the community, it is a matter of my choice.
Quite unexpectedly and without explanation, my native community becomes a community of foreigners with whom I am close, even though we are not essentially close by blood.
And every step of life can be thought of as a threshold of value, only when the human rights of “belonging” cease to be determined.
Readers may say or think that I do not have an identity without naming my country, but what I can say for sure – all my countries are the ones where the people I love live. I choose a more complex symbol meaning “homeland or origin”
 
It is also a journey along the paths of long-vanished values, my love for works of art / writing. Maybe such a trip changes your life, maybe you all manage to appropriate for yourself a part of the stolen beauty of the world…
 
Man (homeland) is One, it means man Brother, it means man Equal, it means man Free.
Igo (Derida 2001: 401)
 
Our writer Miloš Crnjanski (1893-1977) said that you can choose your homeland yourself.
 
I chose. Writing is my homeland.
Quote from my poem – Night and a lump of blue earth
“In one breath I rise from the ashes,
I search for the truth, I am born again …
I do my best to keep it.
I cannot escape the prophecy … ”
 
 
 
Gradjanin sveta/ Putovanje Plus
 
Ovaj dubokoumni projekat Alexa natera te da se duboko zamisliš ko si i šta si, odakle potičeš i kome pripadaš. Pruža kreativnu mogućnost i pisanja i razmišljanja.
Odlučiti se o kome pisati: zemlji u kojoj ziviš, ili odakle si došao ili gde si odrastao?!
Rođenje i detinstvo provesti u jednoj velikoj državi, a koja je krajem dvadesetog veka rasparčana na delove – na veliku žalost, sa prirodnim lepotama, rudnim bogatstvima, ravnicom, predivnim planinama, rekama i jezerima, morem…
Kročenjem u svet odraslih živim u sasvim drugoj zemlji, zemlji cveća i vetrenjača. A sada se nalazim u zemlji planina.
Tako da teško se mogu odlučiti gde pripadam. Ko zna gde mi je sledeća životna stanica?!
Svaka strana ove moje životne kockice ima naslikan po jedan pojam i poprima okrugao oblik.
 
Voleći knjige i čitanje od detinjstva, proputovala sam mnoge zemlje u koje nisam nogom kročila ali su podstakle moju želju za pisanjem, kreativnošću pisanog slova. Srećući se sa raznim likovima i njihovim karakteristikama iz knjiga i njihovim kulturama, oblikovala sam svoju ličnost bez da ikome pripadam protiv svoje volje. Pisanje je za mene oslobađajuće jer olakšava izražavanje emocija, a Svet je kolevka umetnosti i prirodnih kepota.
A sa stvarnih putovanja kroz različite države, sakupljam suvenire i predmete, dragocene fotografije, koje su za mene simboličkog značenja koje me na neki način drži u fokusu i sećanja na moje sopstveno postojanje.
Putovanje kroz vreme historije nastanka sveta, ljudskih nevolja i nedaća, pa do sreće i blagostanja. Šarm verdrog neba oživljava slikovitost starih vremena. Iznimno vredno blago naše (svetske) baštine, kako bi mi postali nositelji identiteta, glasnogovornici i promoteri svoga kraja.
 
Direktna pobuna- ne želim da biram gde pripadam, sam 􏰀život učinila sam nečim što u sebi ima nepobitnu vrednost, neograničenost.
To je moja odluka, dobra ili ne, otkrivam svakodnevno težinu njenu ali neću ništa da menjam. Moj instinkt je dobar usmjerivač, jer sam odavno prestala voditi računa o tome sta drugi misle o meni, mojim odlukama i postupcima.
 
Onaj (mnogostruki životni put) sa kojim sam sklopila sporazum, je onaj koji mene čini slobodnom i jednakom, jeste kao i ja rođena niotkuda. A moje poreklo ( mojih roditelja) je čin udruživanja sa svetom i veze koja je među nama stvorena, je veza koja me konstruisala kao ličnost. Oblikuje moje mišljenje da je svet bratstvo i da Krv postaje simbolična stvar prošlosti, dočarava i usađuje u mene duhovno “istinsko rođenje”.
 
Moja prava pripadanja nisu naznčena u direktnoj vezi sa čovečanstvom, niti nisu u neposrednoj vezi sa zajednicom, to je stvar mog izbora.
Sasvim neočekivano i bez razjašnjenja, moja zavičajna zajednica postaje zajednica stranaca sa kojima sam bliska, iako u biti nismo bližnji po krvi.
A o svakom koraku ž􏰀ivota moguće je misliti kao o pragu vrednosti, tek kada ljudska prava “pripadanja” prestanu da se određuju.
Možda će čitaoci reći ili pomisliti da neimenujući svoju državu/ zavičaj, nemam identitet, ali ono šta sa sigurnoću mogu reći – moje su sve države one u kojima žive ljudi koje volim. Biram složeniji simbol značenja “domovina ili poreklo”
 
To je i putovanje stazama davno iščezlih vrednosti, moja ljubavi prema umetničkim/ pisanim delima. Možda i vama takvo putovanje promeni život, možda uspete da i vi svi prisvojite za sebe jedan deo ukradene lepote sveta…
 
Čovek (zavičaj) je Jedan, to znači čovek Brat, to znači čovek Jednak, to znači čovek Slobodan.
Igo (Derida 2001: 401)
 
Naš pisac Miloš Crnjanski ( 1893-1977) je rekao da zavičaj možeš sam da izabereš.
 
Ja sam izabrala. Pisanje je moj zavicaj.
 
Miljana Zivanovic
October 2020
@ copy right reserved
 
Citat iz moje poeme – Noc i grumen plave zemlje
 
“U jednom dahu dižem se iz pepela,
tragam za istinom, ponovo se rađam…
Činim sve da to zadržim.
proročanstvu ne mogu pobeći…”

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