Invictus

In one of the comments to yesterday’s post, containing the quote from Nelson Mandela, our friend Alessandro Gianesini who blogs at Parola di Scrib recalled the poem “Invictus”, Nelson Mandela’s companion during his long imprisonment.Mandela used to read it throughout his 27-year imprisonment during the apartheid period, because of its message of self-masteryThis poem has… Read More Invictus

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

“It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say.”Primo Levi: “The Drowned and the Saved” Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day in commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust,It was on 27 January 1945, that Soviet soldiers liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau (Poland) , the largest Nazi concentration and extermination… Read More International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Resilience

The term “resilience” means “act of rebounding,” and comes from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire “to rebound, recoil,” from re- “back”+ salire “to jump, leap”. It has its origin in science and technology, meaning the capacity of a material to resist deformation from external forces, its ability to absorb energy when deformed, and release… Read More Resilience