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Friday, June 28, 2019

On World Crisis and Responsibility

You and I are walking in the forest. We are taking a journey, together, walking along a quiet path, as if it is a long endless road all over the world where one sees appalling terrorism, the killing of people for no purpose, threatening people, kidnapping them, hijacking, murdering, wars.

Monday, June 24, 2019

In the Dark Forest of Fear

Fur, Feather, Tooth and Nail" by Arthur Rackham

“In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell what a wild, and rough, and stubborn wood this was, which in my thought renews the fear!”

Monday, June 10, 2019

On a Storyteller´s Night

The Star Fishers, by Jeanie Tomanek

"A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves. Sick storytellers can make nations sick. Without stories we would go mad. Life would lose it’s moorings or orientation. Even in silence we are living our stories."

Ben Okri (in Birds of Heaven)

You are lying in bed. You are ill with the modern illness, stress. The doctor has prescribed some pills. It is a summer night. The window is open. Outside is the garden. The curtains are moving.