On ritual value
21/05/2018 - 09:45
It had been a long time since I had kept the fast. So that Friday at the restaurant, I didn’t eat meat. Although in that rural mountain restaurant it was the house specialty – and the owner had suggested it rather definitely. Not a great sacrifice, one could say. On the other hand, homemade ravioli with herbs and a generous portion of fried porcini was no punishment. So, convinced by a quick bit of...
Cherry blossom time
16/04/2018 - 15:30
“How far from this world is the wild cherry?” Haiku by Yamamoto Jōchō (1649 - 1721), Japanese warrior and philosopher For sure the Tiber is not the Meguro River that flows delicately through the teeming city of Tokyo. We’re not in Japan and the tradition of celebrating cherry blossom is something distant and detached from our local ways. But that’s just a cultural fact, don’t be put off by...
Trance from decay
19/03/2018 - 09:15
There is a fundamental alienation in this new digital age. Like a surreal melody that fills empty deserts with cardboard, there is nothing tragic or radical here. Will the world end like this? It’s possible. A pantomime without big eschatological motives. A legitimate and justified scenario would need Hannah Arendt, so it’s not even worthwhile to tackle it asking yourself why – there’s so much in the...
Windy days
15/12/2017 - 11:30
Rivers of ink have been spread over the intimate relationship between the human condition and nature that surrounds us. The piece that comes to mind today is from the shining pen of Ernest Hemingway, from the story The Three-Day Blow: “Outside now the Marge business was no longer so tragic. It was not even very important. The wind blew everything like that away. (...) None of it was important now. The...

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