A stolen shot

My nephew got married last Saturday. I received wedding participation and took part with my sons in the ceremony, convinced that a reception had been avoided in times of pandemic.You can imagine the sadness I felt when I discovered in the churchyard that over a hundred people were going to a banquet from which we… Read More A stolen shot

Truth?

Ieri ho pubblicato un articolo dal titolo “Truth” (Verità)L’immagine però non corrispondeva esattamente alla verità, perché avevo capovolto la foto scattata al riflesso di alberi in un laghettoLa macchina fotografica aveva registrato la realtà passivamente, senza inganni. Ricordate ciò che aveva scritto Isherwood? “Sono una macchina fotografica con l’otturatore aperto, alquanto passivo, che registra, non… Read More Truth?

Truth

“The first casualty when war comes is truth: whenever an individual nation seeks to coerce by force of arms another, it … insists that it acts in self-defense” (1) American senator Hiram Johnson, born on 2 September 1866, said this in a speech, in 1918 during World War 1. He died on 6 August 1945,… Read More Truth

Forever

Alice: “How long is forever?”White Rabbit: “Sometimes, just one second.” Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland” Alice: “Per quanto tempo è per sempre?”Bianconiglio: “A volte, solo un secondo”

“We have met the enemy and he is us.”

American animator and cartoonist Walt Kelly was born on 25 August 1913.He is famous for the comic strip Pogo, created in 1945, which followed the adventures of its funny animal characters, including the title character, an opossum.The strip, written for both children and adults, became his platform for social, political and philosophical commentary. Here are… Read More “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

Prejudices

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”~ William James ~ American philosopher, and psychologist 1842-1910 “Education is a good thing generally, but most folks educate their prejudices.”~ Josh Billings ~ American humourist “Prejudice assumes the garb of reason, but the cheat is too thin.”~ Josh Billings ~… Read More Prejudices