~ Texts ~


» After disappointment everything disappears

» Remorse always becomes a story

» Catch the Sun while it is still there

» Longing less pain than suffering

» The language of roses

» Song of the sea

» Invisible connection

» The truth in the mirror

» The art of dance and rhythm

» The challenge is to sail

» Lost Kingdom

» The Devil sleeps in us

» Voices of angels

» Sadness in the eyes

» Good fairies leave only once

» Friendship or something else

» Life in the clouds

» In pursuit of happiness

» People from the shadow

» On the wings of the whirlwind

» Zebras and questions

» Beyond silence

» By imagination to the truth

» Love as an inspiration

» Pride without cover

» Winner inside ourselves

» My way

» Painting of memories


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If there were no texts, there would be no evidence of many civilizations and times that are far behind us. By virtue of them, many events have been linked and the causes of various changes in society, literature, art and science have been discovered. Different cultures, myths and legends, beliefs, views, attitudes and opinions are intertwined in richly illustrated pages. The oldest texts, created on the soil of Egypt and Mesopotamia, have very rich and varied content. In them, journeys to that world are described, instructions for the afterlife are given, various prayers and magic are written, social relations and travels with many fantastic elements are painted. In the seventh century before Common Era, the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal founded a large library in Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, ordering that the entire knowledge of that time (legends, tradition, astronomy and medicine) be recorded or rewritten on clay tiles and placed in a library, which, after its establishment, had twenty-two thousand tiles with different texts. It was the largest library of that time, and by virtue of the technique of preparing tiles by printing and baking, they are preserved from decay and after a few thousand years. Tablets with the text of the Epic of Gilgamesh were found mostly in the ruins of this library. Vedas, the oldest texts of Indian literature and civilization, are known for their chosen and refined language and their exalted and dignified style. The ancient Indian epic Mahabharata is the most important work of world literature, in which creation the people of different social classes participated, and represents a conglomerate of various texts, historical chronicles, philosophical conceptions, beliefs and myths. The creation of the Library of Alexandria has prompted the emergence of criticism, explanation and interpretation of the text in ancient Greece. In the Medieval period, many types of texts and historical writings have been developed: hagiographies, apocrypha, annals, inscriptions, genealogies, chronicles and chronographs. With the advent of the Renaissance, man begins to think and to create freely and wants to get to know everything. Themes and models for his works he finds in real life; the prohibitions cease, new scientific and life knowledge is acquired. Representatives of Classicism found their model in Aristotle’s poetics and according to their principles the role of the writer is to teach and educate; he must write clearly, comprehensible, logically and exalted, in order to bring the complex concepts closer to the readers in the best possible way. Only writers of wide culture and great education can enrich the deep feelings in man. Sometimes the form, the high style, the intellectualism and the thinking are more important than his talent and the content of the work. The writer should be thought-out and spontaneous, full of experience, knowledge and wisdom, a precise observer and an insightful psychologist, the one who says a lot with a few words and one who constantly strives for the spiritual rise and versatility of his being. His relationship with the social community and all its branches should be analytical. The meaning of one text and its artistic value is reflected precisely in the extent to which its reflections were transferred to later creators. If there were no such reflection, many texts of Heraclitus and Democritus would have been lost forever. Nevertheless, a part of their creativity remained preserved by virtue of the notes of old philosophers and writers who cited them with admiration. Confucius said that only the one who renews the old teaching new, we can consider as a teacher. Every century creates new minds and writes it owns pages. Life is not one-way and unambiguous; it is very complex, full of rises and falls, enthusiasm and resignations, constant effort, struggle and aspiration of a man. All texts, scientific, philosophical, and literary, in some way, speak about life and its meaning, with whose different sounds man constantly encounters in a wide array of events and movements. Everything that he experiences and creates, he can sometimes put in a short novel, and sometimes it is a long path, on which he often comes into conflict with the opinions of others, but also with himself. These conflicts lead him to strange and unknown roads from which he sometimes does not know how to return. Unlike him, restlessness, suffering and pain always find the way. They are always there, where feelings and moods, wrath and sorrow, love and hatred are confronted. In ancient times, a man was killed because he opposed the gods and destiny, and later because he came into conflict with the world around him. Today his tragedy arises because of the conflict of his consciousness and subconsciousness, because he is constantly pressured by ruthless reality, full of conditioning and uncertainty, overturn and unexpected acts. He is constantly obsessed with doubts, fear, desperation, feeling of confusion and hopelessness. Sometimes there is only one word enough to completely change the course of his thinking and judgment, to wake up hope again in him and return him to the right path. The text has the purpose, significance and value only when it casts a new light on already existing and known phenomena and concepts, when it provides the reader some new knowledge related to different segments of life, society, art, literature, science, philosophy or history, and when it opens some new questions, which can awaken curiosity and desire for discovery in man.
(Author Suzana Stojanović)