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...
You can’t stand against the wind
25/03/2015 - 13:45
“None of it was important now. The wind blew it out of his head. Still he could always go into town Saturday night. It was a good thing to have in reserve.”. (The Three day blow, Forty-nine short stories, Ernest Hemingway, 1938) “You can’t stand against the wind,” they say in the East. As when you like a song that brings destiny with it, beyond good and evil, the laws of human society, or rational logic. A...