Where’s Spring

Today was a windy day – an extremely pleasant but windy day. Also cold, soft-nuanced and a bit weird enter the description of this day. This was happening in Central Europe. At the same time on the other side of the world, in Tokyo was happening the same thing. Strong winds showing their deformed skills. And spring was supposed to begin already and yet – every day is more cold than the previous one and these gusts won’t cease to travel.

Something is still keeping us from our self-renewal, is offering a natural barricade to make us see that we are not alone in here. I have the feeling that over this period in which the winter played us – something happened. I have the feeling that I am not myself, like I’ve been awaken from a ritualistic sleep. The late coming of the new season could be a chance to look into these few past months and decide what’s worth keeping and what must enter the trash bin. Time for a personality change, to put your skills on the first line. I guess I’ll go use every new start in order to obtain a paradox – making dreams true…

This Is My Apocalypse

Since the beginning of this year, one element that I constantly stumbled upon while reading online or talking with friends was the end of the world. 21 december 2012 – the day that ends it all? There are so many theories and discussions around this thing therefore we cannot be sure what to embrace and what to try to dissolve. Specialists from NASA say that a physical extiction is not possible, that the Earth will not be destroyed. And I sense that this isn’t related to a physical condition but to a spiritual one, an inner reflection that could renew or kill the human personality.

At every 13.000 years there’s a shift of the Earth’s magnetic poles and we are the ones to witness it. But it’s all relative – we cannot be certain that the Earth will stop rotating. Planet Nibiru will not destroy our natural habitat, extraterrestrials will not invade us, time probably will not dissapear. The Sun will reach the center of the Galaxy where it is supposed to be a black hole that will consume it – if that happens we will continue living in dark…wait…aren’t we already living in the dark since we are governed by amnesia and we do not remember how we appeared on this planet?

Aren’t we in the dark since we pollute, extinct and kill without reason? Aren’t we in the dark since we are worse than animals sometimes? Aren’t we in the dark since we do not accept change and walk only on the mistake’s path?

Just imagine that something could happen anytime and it could be out of mental possibilities. We won’t understand what is the identity of our reality. We won’t touch the infinite existence.

Think about it.

 

Haiku: Simple And Expressive

Using a juxtaposition of two ideas along with some sort of cutting word between these can help defining a short form of Japanese poetry called haiku.

Born from the desire of expressing the beauty of simple concepts and life notions – this form of writing managed to use the artist’s potential in order to create a symetrical artistic image.

The structure of haiku consists of 17 syllables [also called on or morae] having a 5-7-5 usage pattern. This helps establishing a certain attractive aspect of stating the visual element.

One wide-known haiku is signed by Basho – sounding like this: Furuike ya kawazu tobikomu mizu no oto [translated as Old pond… / a frog leaps in / water’s sound]. Just listen to these words and you’re going to feel the abstract nature of their sensibility.

I think that this form of poetry is subjected to a raw intelligence since it takes a lot of attention and eficiency to find the right words for explaining a phenomenon. As an exercize you can think about composing a few haikus describing your personal feelings towards different domains. Haiku expresses actions and involved subjects and of course a unique link between them.

Some say that writing isn’t art…but I believe differently. Since poetry can affect your emotions – it is a spiritual bonus – therefore an art-related activity.

“Corpse-like” model used by H&M

The H&M clothing boutique in London is being criticized for using a “corpse-like” model for the new Marni collection.

The image of Aymeline Valade – a french model – presents her with dark eyes, hollow cheeks and pale-nuanced skin. Obviously they find this image unhealthy, sending toxic messages and not inspiring beauty.

But I think otherwise, since all we know that being skinny is a rule in the modeling world. It’s just a different representation of what the idea means – and not all are embracing it. They see this as a meaning for making the population getting into bad habits that ruin the personal moral and physical image. It is exaggerated.