Posts by the tag “being”

The beauty of imperfection

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                        Throughout Western history, the concept of beauty has always been associated with the idea of perfection. In ancient Greece, the definition of beautiful was structurally linked to notions (…)

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About the places that inhabit us

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                      From Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ to Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, there are countless beautiful encounters between literature and travel throughout our history. Unlike tourist guides, who seek to provide practical information on (…)

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Dust in the wind

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                  The main value of material wealth lies in the fact that it meets the basic needs of our existence. The greater the wealth, the greater the access, the level of comfort (…)

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Intolerance

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                    ‘Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages’ was launched in 1916 by DW Griffith. With unprecedented production costs at the time, this silent film is about 4 hours long and, through (…)

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A non-style guide

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Since its launch in 2010, much has been said about the book by Inès de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. In fact, this is a great book: the text is full of humor, grace and vivacity; the illustrations (made by (…)

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The key

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                      “February 27th Just as I imagined. My wife keeps a diary. To this day I took the precaution of not writing it in this notebook, but actually my attention (…)

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Listening to one’s own voice

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                      “Is this what you want to do? Is this how you picture exploring music?” These were the questions Bobby McFerrin says he asked himself when still very young and (…)

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The power of doubt

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                  We live in an era of certainty – or pseudocertainty. Ways of being, dressing or behaving, answers to questions or attitudes in response to situations appear to be unique, obvious and (…)

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Where our eyes are turned to

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                  It is assumed that Arthur Bispo do Rosario lived for about 80 years – no one knows the exact year of his birth. He spent 50 of these years as an (…)

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At the table

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                    Human beings might not even remember that dressing once had only a functional meaning in their lives – to protect the body from wheather conditions. After this first moment and (…)

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