Tobacco fields forever
05/08/2015 - 15:15
Non siamo tra le strade polverose di Cina, India, Brasile o magari in Indonesia… Stiamo percorrendo la E45, la principale arteria stradale del territorio altotiberino che - malgrado il suo fondo accidentato che ricorda la Striscia di Gaza – ci permette con la sua posizione leggermente elevata una vista privilegiata, dalla corona appenninica ai rilievi ad occidente. Una terra appunto contenuta dai monti tanto che Plinio il...
The ethical tomato
23/07/2015 - 16:45
Biting into a big, meaty tomato, reddish like a blazing sun and smelling like a freshly watered garden, I remembered at once a scene from my childhood that I had forgotten – among the best of memories buried or lost. I saw my grandfather all of a sudden, once the village bailiff, sitting on an upside down wicker chair in the cool of the vault – the large ground-floor storage area as the boys called it, just below the house...
The Way of Fullness
20/05/2015 - 16:45
You do not begin to live (and you fail to reach self-awareness) until you abstract yourself utterly from time and join yourself to song, a matter far from becoming demonic in things. As if you were a pin, a pivot, turning inwards and outwards with events. That does not mean forgetting the world by the poolside, raving about the ocean with a frozen mojito or a sparkling cranberry juice, while a light monsoon makes the...
What is Success?
22/04/2015 - 17:45
Everything seems to revolve around this fundamental concept. Or rather this subtle existential feeling. What does it mean to be successful? Let’s get some clarity on this. In the classical world success was essentially tragic, or linked to virtuous deeds that were epic and heroic. To be considered worthy a life had to have an ethical consistency and drive a visible and positive energy capable of intervening in human...