The beauty that brings no happiness
15/04/2014 - 10:15
“Beauty will save the world,” an overused, idolatrised phrase – taken from Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot –has nothing to do with contingent reality, where it has landed illegally and improperly. A phrase from Big Brother in reality, a dangerous simplification coined by illiterates for tuppeny ha’penny trivialities. If not for high gain business strategies – designed out of the absolutist creed of international marketing. Beauty...
14/03/2014 - 12:30
Her name was probably Sarah. Little more than a teenager, disappointed by her mediocrity, one day I told her, solemn and imperative: “I do not know what to make of your winters without snow.” I still remember that warm season like a kind of curse. Months of brackish stagnation and a winter not at all virile. Day after day slipped into the abyss of time in horrible mechanical sequence. A combination that was potent and deadly...
The tow truck
09/12/2013 - 11:15
It’s always difficult to assess one’s own position in the world. How much personal ability one has to carve proactively and consistently. Like Kant in Heidelberg on his celebrated promenade on the bridge, I often use the road in the morning – and then along the walls of the Renaissance buildings of the centre – as a sort of propitiatory briefing, full of good (and bad) intentions. Frost, fog or full sun, the untamed day...
Dangerous Liaisons
11/11/2013 - 15:45
It is perhaps written that we will reach the epilogue of the human project in advance of the Apocalypse. Through a simple mechanical extinction of the species. By virtue of a logic of the different genders struggling to recover their original feeling. Women are from Venus, men from Mars. We know that. And in this heterodox otherness, in this granitic ancestral archetype, is the natural and mystical reason of their union. A...