“I come from a humble family — and I’m proud of that” cb

It is not that I would want to impose my personal demands on life, and the desired framework for it on my fellow humans. I do, however, wonder about how we mature as humans into the usage of a language, develop an intrinsic need of expression, and aim for clarity in the individual and collective… Continue reading “I come from a humble family — and I’m proud of that” cb

Behold. Question.

Within much of what I have been, and amongst plenty of what I have seen, beauty has soothed me. Again, and again, it has explained surface and essence of things, and of non-things, to the point of manifestations in mild but deep rooted lip movements which are much more than smiles.To the eye, beauty has… Continue reading Behold. Question.

Surrender

Out of the mouths of many beings in transition — coming out of their hearts or out of their intellect — I hear that surrendering happens in the moment of doubt, tribulation, in the face of difficulties. This notion makes me doubt two things: —- that acceptance, surrendering, or giving in completely onto life, is… Continue reading Surrender

o·blige /əˈblīj/

An obligation has a source. It may be an internal power, it may be an external one. Ideally, having and feeling obliged ought to be from an internal standpoint, as the character wants standing purity in being self. That which I do wishes to coincide with what is expected of me by my peers and… Continue reading o·blige /əˈblīj/

Currently — again — bathing… in definitions; soaking in their sounds, concepts, illusions, imposed realities: “labour”, “work”, “being”…

Soaking — not absorbing (Chapter 6 — on the origin of spices)

Beyond language and vocabulary

Thank you, William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe! Where would I be without your poetic tongues?And Jalāl ad-Dīn Mohammad Rūmī, and Alexander Pushkin, who can be more inspiring to dive and fly in life through your cultural, and equally transcendental wordings?You all understood something beyond our physical being which has had your… Continue reading Beyond language and vocabulary

Personal Lexicon: “as days go by”

I find there to be a misunderstanding about the content packaged in days go by. Poetically there is a pleasing sound to it, or it may convey the sense of an unavoidable something, perhaps even wisdom. However, in the context of an individual development, days go in. Thankfully!

Personal Lexicon: Luxury

The general usage of luxury addresses an outer perception — through the self, or through others. Great societal comfort, and extravagant living are not inner states but external reflections. While a dish like risotto was born out of the need of the Italian peasant, today it is a symbol of luxurious life, in part due… Continue reading Personal Lexicon: Luxury

Philosophy, Music, and Food

Philosophy, music, and food, none of these are an industry. Yes, there are industries using thought, music and food to produce money, financial games, and imperial bodies. However, a sincere, talented and dedicated human who spends a good amount of energy dissecting thoughts, composing or interpreting music, or creating food of value, are merely contributing… Continue reading Philosophy, Music, and Food