To have roots in the sky
14/12/2016 - 16:15
To have roots in the sky Ash I know standing, named Yggdrasill, a lofty tree, laved with limpid water: thence comes dew that in dales fell; stands always over the green Urd’s well. Poetic Edda , Völuspá, Prophecy of the Seeress To have a centre, and roots in the sky like the tree of life. It’s the best we could wish for you, it’s the best thing you could possibly want for yourself. To have a centre – or be...
Democracy at the restaurant
02/12/2016 - 09:30
Have you ever happened to sit down to eat in a crowded and noisy restaurant? On an evening special with promise. One of those where serious talk is called for, maybe with some real emphasis. The cuisine is tasty and refined, thus stimulating exotic imaginings. From a vibrant Beaujolais Nuveau springs the eloquence of great occasions. But the conviviality is drowned in the chatter of the other diners, the background noise is...
What men don't say
21/10/2016 - 16:45
In the theory of opposing blocs, or the balance of power, the aim is to prevent the emergence of an hegemonic power that could disrupt peace and harmony between states. The first to practice it – for the Italian city-states in the Humanistic era – was Francesco Sforza, who promoted the Peace of Lodi in 1454, establishing an equilibrium between the five powers of the time: the Duchy of Milan, the Florentine Republic, the...
What is good is also true
29/08/2016 - 08:45
We are no longer used to having an effective, balanced and courageous vision of the world. We are no longer accustomed to taking up challenges, threats and adversities that modern life presents to us with increasing frequency . Why not? Because we have lost our identity or to put it more simply, our team spirit, the mainspring of our evolutionary success. We proceed in a blur, our vision fogged by the tenuous political do-...