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Strankinja sa plavi eyes

Sjedi tako sama, u jednom opatijskom baru na obali mora. Gleda zamišljeno na pučinu, ali ne prezamišljeno. Onako, kao žena koja se zna opustiti, ali ne i izgubiti u mislima. Godine je smještaju u kasne tridesetima, možda i rane četrdesete. Ima uredno nalakirane nokte, decentnu šminku i decentan nakit. Odjeća joj je sva bijela, ležerna, ali pristojna. Causal chic, reklo bi se. Pored čaše gin tonica stoji joj je iPhone u roznoj navlaci. Još da ne povlači tu električnu cigaretu, vape, ili što već, bila bi gotovo zrcalna kopija mene. Malo sofistiriciranija verzija, doduše. Više kao Kate Middleton, manje kao…

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Born To Run

So, you thought you finally had it all. Sweet kisses and long conversations. Passionate nights and calm days. Silly banter and serious topics. You thought you had a man who adores you. The one who is not afraid to tell you he loves you, multiple times a day. You started to finally think all those love songs actually make sense. There exists a love that’s strong and real. A love that comes from two imperfect people, trying their best to complement each other. You started to think you might get your happy ending after all. There is a person who…

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As The World Stood Watching

On this day, Croatia marks a sad day in its modern history – a day the siege of Vukovar ended. Vukovar, a small, quiet border-town became a target of the opposing army occupation in the early September 1991. The battle lasted for 87 days and ended on November 18th, when largely outnumbered Croatian troops surrendered to the Yugoslav and Serb military forces. The city was almost completely run to the ground, with not a single build left undamaged. Thousands were killed and tens of thousands fled. I was five on this day in 1991. The only memory I have is…

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Time to Say Goodbye

The past five weeks have been intense, eventful, powerful – everything I hoped they would be. Over the past five weeks or so, I’ve been to the airport four times in three days; I slept five consecutive nights in five different cities; I took a transatlantic flight. Over the past five weeks or so I spent an incredible amount of time with some incredible people. The adventure began with a team offsite in Orlando, where I met my colleagues for the first time after three and a half years. I hugged them. We laughed, we talked, we drank. In the…

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Where the Road May Take Us

Last week I wrote about how I finished my job at Elastic and, unsurprisingly, ever since I’ve been getting questions about what’s next. Changing jobs in this economy is crazy enough, I get that. So first thing’s first. I didn’t get laid off, I quit willingly. I am writing this at the airport, so the priority now is – vacation. Easter is around the corner, which means some family time. Unrelated to family time, I think my mojo for traveling has returned. I’ve been almost constantly on the move for the past four weeks, and I feel more energized than…

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