There are choices and pathways to take. You discover that following a storm a couple of years ago, the easiest paths may be closed, but you might only find out when you’ve walked through them for a couple of minutes. You’re excited for the adventure, wary, not sure how much you can handle or if you were completely awake when you made the decision to come here. But here you are.

The start is hard. Harder than you feel it should be. You may wonder if this was a bad idea, if you bit more than you could chew, if you had better give up now before embarrassing yourself.

Some parts are dangerous – this is not just a perception – you are risking a lot in this challenge. Have you strayed off your path? Check for signs and you will find them. When walking on such paths, you must keep your eyes on your feet, checking only the immediate next step. Looking forward or at the view is distracting and dangerous, it may cause a loss of footing. Looking back may be equally disorienting.

Stairs and steps may be uneven, narrow, slippery. Sometimes you may need to lean on someone or grab a helping hand. Accept help.

Accept the need for occasional rest. Rest is not ‘giving up’. To enjoy the view, ensure safety and stop completely. Rest is brief, it is only long enough to catch your breath. Don’t worry if you need to stop for a minute until someone gets by you.

Still the mind, listen to your own rhythm.

You won’t believe how far you’ve come, even if the road felt long and challenging. You won’t believe the view. Even if your body aches, you will look at the journey and feel proud.


And now for my next trick… Photographer Jacob Sammut and I have been working on this project for almost a year now. Our ideas have evolved over time, and so has the city we’re focusing on – Birgu.

Birgu, or Cittá Vittoriosa is one of the oldest city on the Island, and it played an important role in the Siege of Malta in 1565. 2,633 people inhabit the 0.5 km2 city located on the south side of the Grand Harbour. Birgu was once a main city and has a long history of military and maritime activities. *source malta.com

BIRGU – WILL YOU REMEMBER?

The aim of this project is to preserve a vision and feel of how Birgu is right now, with sets of street photography and a poem to encompass this feeling. Have a look at more information here and get the chance to obtain perks in our indiegogo campaign!

The exhibition will be launched on Monday 20th July in the foyer at Auberge de France in Hilda Tabone Street Birgu and may be viewed thereafter during the Birgu local council’s opening hours until the 3rd of August 2015. The local council’s opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8am – 12:30pm, 1:15pm-4:45pm and Saturday from 8am-12pm. (Telephone numbers 21662166 / 21807008 / 79662166)

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Vittoriosa

Sometimes despite the chaos
There is a silence in you
That begs attention
A ghost ship, sailing in place
Majestic, distinguished
Holder of history
– Vittoriosa

(Miriam C)

The exhibition is being brought to you in collaboration with the Birgu Local Council and Ede Books.

Read some of my poetry here and here

My book Pomegranate Heart <3


Today I decided to post a little treat for my blog followers. I’ve recently started a facebook group for my poetry / writing persona as ‘Miriam C‘ and I have been posting news and more poetry there, as well as other things that I find interesting and inspiring.
So just for today, put that wooden spoon down and try not to over-cook your food while you read these short poems. Or else, save the page for a little treat during lunch. It is a much better thing to do than watching tv while you eat 🙂 Smile, breath deeply, slow down and read…11140763_10152681783206371_6420192540236091732_o11001558_10152810185888655_1544599211799112539_o WP_20140602_001 (1) (1) IMG_20150610_231837

If you like what you see (or don’t) please leave me a comment, pin, share, send love. Click here if you want TO HOLD THEM IN YOUR HAND<3