Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu
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Okay, you’re right!

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Why don’t you write a book about your life?

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With each passing day Okay, you’re right! is developing into something tangible.  I am excited to give you a sneak peek and share another fragment from the book. After my first meeting with Mark, the same question kept repeating over and over in my mind: Why doesn’t he write a book about his life?   When I got the courage to ask him, he replied without hesitation, as if this was a...

What is the first memory of your childhood?

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With each passing day Okay, you’re right! is developing into something tangible.  I am excited to give you a sneak peek and share fragments from the book. My mind kept returning to that little boy in the sketch hanging on Mark’s wall. What were his dreams, his hopes, his beliefs? Someone once told me that the first memory of your life defines who you choose to be. It is that first...

Let’s dance it out in Austria!

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For the past six months I felt lost. My thoughts and feelings took an unexpected turn and it seemed like I put my life on pause. My body was there, experiencing everything, but I wasn’t. Pretending to be fine is one of my strong traits, yet there are a few people who can read me even if I don’t want them to. Last week I went on a trip to visit Mark in Graz, Austria. For those of you...

The human life as a puzzle

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I am a puzzle fanatic. This statement may seem unbelievable to the people who know me well, giving that I am awful at playing puzzle games. I never see the pieces that should fit together fast enough and images that children can assemble in only ten minutes, I usually solve in twenty. But human puzzles! Oh, the human life puzzle! The pieces that build the human life puzzle fascinate me and drag...

Why is the Lebanese culture so important to me

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As many of you know I am the writing queen of the indie documentary film project “Growing Cedars in Air”, directed by Mark Abouzeid. Yes, you read it right, I am the writing queen! When people hear about what I do, they often ask me why did I get involved in a project about Lebanon, a country that has nothing to do with my roots or my heritage. Take a moment and think about your...

A little piece of Mark Abouzeid – Keynote Speech on Epic Failure (VIDEO)

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“Okay, you’re right!” is a very dear project to me; a collection of life stories, documented through detailed interviews with a man who has never failed, and yet he is an expert in failure. But who is Mark Abouzeid? Why should we hear his story and why is his story more important than others? It isn’t! His story could be my story, or your story; his story reflects a...

Okay, you’re right!

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I met Mark Abouzeid on a hot, Florentine summer day. I was enjoying an icy glass of water in the company of two friends on a terrace, when Mark stopped to say hi. My friends introduced me to, what they called, “an interesting subject” to interview for my project The Human Behind The Artist. There he was: a guy who talked too much, too fast, but everything he said made sense. His stories were...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu