15th June 2002
My name is Anastasia Forfotă and I am on my way to become a counselling psychotherapist, as I value very much the human psyche and emotions. I am not only curious about them, but also interested in helping others overcome life's struggles, especially through expressing themselves and communicating, mostly since I am a very empathetic person, and I easily understand what others go through even though I have not experienced anything similar myself.
Poetry is, to me, a way of not only expressing my own thoughts, feelings, desires or secrets by means of an intricate web of metaphors and symbolism, but also expressing the point of view of characters, historical or religious figures, people whom I know and am close to (or not) , and especially of those who have, along the time, been misjudged or misunderstood, misquoted or misinterpreted, mistreated and, eventually, misdirected in life. It is very often that I find myself writing from the perspective of even the people that I despise or am disgusted by, with whom I cannot ever agree in matters of their morals (or lack thereof), and yet I can say that it is a thrilling experience to even comprehend the mind and heart of a monster, and that usually makes for an interesting read.
I am not always myself when I write, and yet I always am myself,
and the poems are not always about me, yet I am in every poem.
I can only hope that whoever decides to take a look at my scribbles will be intrigued, delighted, or even disturbed by what they find, as art is not meant to impress, but to express, and that is all.
Discovering and sharing/expressing what I have learnt through such discoveries. My passions are writing, reading, drawing, painting, observing, analysing, and especially anything that has to do with mystery (either unsolved cases or crime books, C&I documentaries, conspiracy theories, space and ocean findings etc.). What I also enjoy very much is spending time in nature and around children.