One thing is certain in life – everything is dynamic, ever changing, nothing is immobile, static, stable. Human beings, animals, plants, planets, the Universe itself – all go through various stages: growth and maturity, followed by decline, resignation, serenity. A perpetual cycle. Individuals cross each of these thresholds alone – only you can perform the transformations, even though, at times, you can be accompanied, guided, supported by others. Keep Reading
Christmas Time by Ewa Lipska During Christmas I can finally turn off the phone. If the Savior is born, the neighbor will pop in. I watch Casablanca with the usual appetite for digression. I party with solitude, and drink hot milk with honey. My sixth finger types out letters. I will not write anything anymore. The rest of the evening is untouchable.
Translated, from the Polish, by Doru Radu.
Photo: Still from Casablanca (1942) directed by Michael Curtiz
Why did you choose the Fortuny lamp?
The Fortuny lamp is the first important item we purchased for our future home about 6-7 years ago – before we actually had a house and prior to any other acquisitions. My opinion back then – and still holding – was that a beautiful sofa and lamp are absolutely quintessential for a great living-room. The lamp is truly exquisite, like an exotic animal that finds itself in a domestic milieu by some bizarre chance. Keep Reading
- Solitude is the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself.
- Solitude is desirable, a state of being alone where you provide yourself wonderful and sufficient company.
- Solitude is a time that can be used for reflection, inner searching or growth or enjoyment of some kind.
- Deep reading requires solitude, so does experiencing the beauty of nature. Thinking and creativity usually do too.
PHOTO: BECCA PURICE