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I find myself saying briefly and prosaically that it is much more important to be oneself than anything else

Virginia Woolf

RAGAZZA SVEDESE 1905

“To survive, you must tell stories.”                                                                                                                                           

― Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before

 

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But the true travellers are they who depart
For departing's sake; with hearts light as balloons,
They never swerve from their destinies,
Saying continuously, without knowing why: 'Let us go on!'

These have passions formed like clouds;
As a recruit of his gun, they dream
Of spacious pleasures, transient, little understood,
Whose name no human spirit knows.   (Charles Baudelaire)

12227596_1652196525055281_1827579230925804729_nLe molte domande

se il vento avvinghia e sperde
e ogni passo rischia l´ addio
e gli abbracci si sciolgono

entra nelle stanze leggera
non disattenta
non ingrata
presta orecchio

e per strada cerca figli, caprioli

A.S.

When did you stop dancing?

When did you stop singing?

When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

bambina piatti(Questions used in indigenous societies by shamans and medicine workers to diagnose the depressed and heartbroken. A.Arrien)

P1080735 Ringraziare voglio il divino
labirinto delle cause e degli effetti
per la diversità delle creature
che compongono questo universo singolare,
per la ragione, che non cesserà di sognare
un qualche disegno del labirinto,
per il viso di Elena e la perseveranza di Ulisse,
per l’amore, che ci fa vedere gli altri
come li vede la divinità, (etc.)

Jorge Luis Borges – UN’ALTRA POESIA DEI DONI

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.”aquiloneEmily Dickinson