Monday, October 24, 2016

Diogenes' barrel

     While reading one of a highly appreciated Romanian author’s books, I came across what I had kept trying to depict and could not find the perfect metaphor: Diogenes’ barrel. Incidentally being said, many say that the philosopher chose to live in a barrel because he was disgusted by the outside world and, in fact, he really was. He is a cynical philosopher, after all. In any case, I shall not talk about cynicism, but to me, this eccentricity of Diogenes seemed very intriguing. 

Antoine Pirotte - Observant
     He chose solitude and yet, as the author I have mentioned describes, his decision included the solitude in the midst of the crowd. In other words, Diogenes desperately needed his own self and some time spent alone (when he probably was blaming people for all their vices and mistakes), but also needed the crowd, maybe out of an inner demand for belonging - not necessarily to human species, but to the vibrating nature (which gathers together all living creatures) Metaphorically speaking, Diogenes’ idea was a wise one. Why?

Monday, October 10, 2016


     One day, my beloved friend confessed to me that she wants to make a tattoo, leaving me perplexed and in the process of revaluating my own identity. The person I grew up with, sharing with me certain moral values ​​and conceptions, now wants to print on her skin the trend of the past few years. With fear stealing little by little the air in the lungs, I asked her what would be the possible future tattoo, and she replied simply, the same kind of response that five years children shall give when they discover the obvious in the most abnormal circumstances "My mother's name", and the only way I could define this situation was "anchored".

     Self-triggered tornadoes and tsunami that grow from our own generator center, combinations of fire whose burning can not be determined in degrees and storms that scattered the order, we sometimes find ourselves motionless in their midst, unable to cling to a specific thought, a known and soothing one. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Syllogism on racism

     This syllogism does not comply to the general laws of syllogisms, as people do not respect the values ​​related to the acceptance of others.

     1) Some works of art (depicting the world or which bring to life inanimate or unseen things) are painted using color combinations that intertwine on a palette (combinations either conventional or surprising, but all, without exception, are the result of two tempera colors, no matter whether they are made accidentally or deliberately)

     2) All people who lived (either in the dirt or light), who still exist (either above mediocrity or bogged down in it) and who will be (living peacefully or touching the greatest paroxysm with their feelings) are the result of colors’ combinations which intertwine on the palette.
Maira Gall