Year: 2014

In Search of Lost Beauty

Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza is a poem about human being’s spiritual evolution and a meditation about solitude of the exceptional people. Russian poet Fyodor Tyutchev has stated a long time ago that Russia can not be understood rationally and grasped with the mind. I have to reject the poet’s privilegy given to Russia by saying that also Italy and especially the film The Great Beauty directed by Paolo Sorrentino can not be understood rationally as well. Even at the 71st annual Golden Globe awards Sorrentino confessed firmly and shortly that Italia is a crazy but a beautiful country. In many circumstances identified as a new La Dolce Vita, Sorrentino’s masterpiece continues, without any doubt, the Italian cinematographic tradition of the 19th century, the tradition of Italian directors such as Fellini, Rossellini, Antonioni, Scola and Blasetti to name a few, and their visions of “universes” with strong emotions, gaps of life and absurdic tension of love and death. Only one truth is incontestable – each person, each spectator finds own truth, his or her own …

The Art of Love

My dear readers, I would like to share with you a little post about love. Maybe it is good that I am not telling very much about such a mystical and magical power, called love because maybe no one is able to tell all about this eternal entity. We all, we have had without any doubt moments in our life when we have hated and loved someone or something. It is a natural part of our existence. We are people, and we have emotions. In spite of that, in my opinion, we should controllate our emotions or find a sort of moderation in our everyday life. These two forces – hating and loving have different kind of functions: when we hate, we destruct, and when we love, we create and co-create. Theoretically, we understand the difference between two emotions, but pragmatically, it is sometimes very difficult to separate them. I mean that loving and hating are close to each other, which is sad. When many people stop loving, they sometimes replace love by hate. I …

Letters of past and present

We are living in complex and interesting times. Probably everything happens on internet, via all kind of digital networks without any physical trace and even history. Each day we deal with computers, smart phones, pads; with hundreds of e-mails, posts, tags, likes and comments. Nearly each person (exceptionally not in many developing countries) have a right to decide what to read, look at, watch, accept, refuse etc. We change history: we have a right to delete for example concrete messages from our inboxes. When someone has deleted a message, there is no more any footprint of it in our reality. Maybe it is nevertheless still airing in the complex corridors of digital world, but you can not grab it anymore. New era of digitalisation has many useful and helpful aspects in resolving problems and even in democratisation of knowledge. We have more liaisons with other people than before, but on the other hand the essence of our communication has become more faceless and fragmented. Sometimes we write even without any reason, any consideration, just for …

Arman Alizad and journey to the end of the soul

You can notice many adventure and philantropic programs shown on a TV nowadays. It has become a sort of mainstream format of program making. Probably emotional stories full of drama are selling easily, and spectators have naturally inner sense of humanity which tends to feel pity for someone. You understand that this concept of a program is definitely a real gold mine for producers and media companies. What comes to sincerity – let the responsibility for it lie with all who are creating this kind of programs, especially with hosts and their conscience. In my opinion a human shouldn’t be skeptic or cynic, but sometimes we have to analyse what is happening around us. Not just criticise but also analyse and give rational arguments. Then we’ll see a light in the end of the tunnel. There was a nice rencontre with a Finnish adventure documentary Arman ja viimeinen ristiretki (Arman and the last crusade) in 2013. Without any flattery, the documentary was grand succès in Finland, and it surprised with its authenticity and love towards …

In Search of Lost Childhood

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, disappeared on his last reconnaissance mission 70 years ago. Saint-Ex was an ordinary genius who loved humankind, and pined always for his magical childhood and its memories. For him adulthood was an exile. This year is an extraordinary year full of anniversaries of different events, which somehow have affected the history and the advancement of humankind. Many of them have been crucial in the footsteps of our past – the publication of Voltaire’s Philosophical Dictionary in 1764, installation of the world’s first commercial electric telegraph line from Paddington station to West Drayton in 1838, start of the First World War in 1914, German invasion of Poland in 1939, D-day landings in 1944, Beatles’ first American number one and start of the British invasion in 1964, and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 to name a few. Unfortunately many of the above-mentioned events were tragic on both a global and a local, even a personal level. On July 31, 1944, 70 years ago, a French writer, pioneering aviator, aristocrat and …

Have a fun

There is lot of people who want to live in big cities, in vast metropolies; to catch a kind of romanticism of modern, industrial, technical, but often artificial life. I have met the many who sincerely hate big cities, but work and live there for money. It’s all about the money, someone could say. Sometimes yes, but sometimes not. The many play againts their own will, and are ready even for various sacrifices to lost or forget their will, their authentic will of what they want definitely to do. Time has become a luxury. Although there are many well-known brands of high-end, such as brown hand bags with nicely crafted initials LV and a magical little phone from Silicon Valley that blows everyone’s mind even in a such way that someone is able to forget his name, the most important and valuable but forgotten brand is time. We can not sell it, buy it and handle it, even conquer it. It is in the air all time and leads circumstances of our life; our mind, …