My great passion is modern Polish poetry (Szymborska, Lipska, Osiecka, and Poświatowska) and English poetry (Keats, Yeats, and Plath). I also like to read Japanese haiku (Issa, Shiki). I mostly listen to classical music- opera (Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Puccini, and Verdi).
Art gives me a lot of pleasure. I am under impression of Italian painting of the early Baroque (Caravaggio) and the Renaissance (da Vinci, Mantegna, Buonarotti, Santi) I also like Dutch painting (The golden Age- Rembrandt) French painting (naturalism and impressionism- Monet, Degas, Renoir), Spanish painting (baroque and modern- Picasso, Dali).
For three years I have been doing Hatha-Yoga. It is not only a physical practice- I am also interested in the philosophical aspect of this Indian tradition. The eastern attitude to illness, old age, death, hygiene and life fulfillment inspires and enriches me.
For me it is inspiring and educating addition to everyday intellectually challenging and stressful surgical work.