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Keyboard rafts don’t float in ink

                                       How many times have you touched a pen throughout your summer or on your vacation? How many times have you sat on the computer?  The answer to that question will probably give you a hint as to what my point might be.  In ancient times people used rocks and dye made of plants to write on the walls of the caves, they used their fingers to write in the sand. Then chalk was invented and allowed them to save their writing for a longer period of time. In ancient Alexandria, scholars wrote on parchments, made of sheepskin that was used up to mediaeval times. However we hardly draw on cave walls, and teachers hardly use chalk on the boards. Just the same, the pen will become a tool from an ancient era for the generations to come. The computer keyboard has become a lot more popular, a lot easier, and gives us the ability to write a lot faster.

In our daily routine the pen has become almost redundant. When do we use it? We use it only when we have to fill in an application or sign documents. Have you ever had the weird sensation of holding a pen, after you haven’t written by hand for months? It is a very odd feeling isn’t it? Well, this is exactly what happened to chalk and the parchment and the rock… Of course, we can use all of those tools now, if we want to, but we find it much easier to just type it all on the computer… The keyboard is our safety raft today, and it surely doesn’t float in ink in the future.

What is the true essence of justice as we know it?

Every day I’m surrounded by people. I see people.  I judge people. I see them around me all the time, I think about what they are thinking. It doesn’t matter where I am and who I’m with, or what I’m doing, I’m almost constantly surrounded by people 24/7. You may think that I’m crazy, or I party a lot, or I’m that over-socialized, but the truth is that we are like that whether or not we admit it to ourselves. We are never alone. A little part of us is constantly connected to someone else, or something made by someone else, which in a way is basically the same thing. So let’s look at the world as a huge spider web of links between people. You find it hard to accept that you are constantly linked to someone else? Well, take a look at what you are wearing – you’re wearing name tags on your clothes made by people to be worn by people, you are constantly wearing a link to that clothes manufacturer. How about your phone or your lap top? You are constantly connected to someone else by conscious or subconscious choices – by your judgment. Now my point is probably not making any sense to you in the concept of the assignment and even less with its title but I ask for your patience. I value your time. I’m always surrounded by people. I am aware of it. I judge people. I just can’t help it. That’s how I live. But you and me – we are not so different from each other…

Our choices and our judgment make a difference. Our judgment can turn into a statement, which is often directed by the choices we’ve made in the past.  And although not every single one of our statements define us, in the end we are what we do and we are what we think. Have you ever looked in the eyes of a murderer? Do you know what they might have been thinking or feeling while committing the crimes?  They have made what you do every day – they’ve made a statement, prior to absence of rationality, judgment, and they have made a choice in a matter of an instance. They’ve made a wrong choice. “As if one could know the good a person is capable of, when one doesn’t know the bad he might do.” (Elias Canetti “Secret heart of the clock”).  So if a person makes the wrong choice by killing in a matter of instant, because that’s all it takes in the end to take someone’s life, and that person is a murderer, what kind of people are we if we sentence that person to death after days of decision making? Could believing in greater power than ourselves free us from the burden of common justice? If our nature is to judge, and we are trying to progress and escape from our primitivism then may be the essence of true justice is that man is not cut out to create it, he can only follow it.

My Love Letter For Valentine’s Day….

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I know that this isn’t the most conventional love letter for Valentine’s Day. And the picture of Alain Delon isn’t really an equivalent to the typical hallmark card with red roses , little angels, and all that girly stuff but bare with me and let me explain.

I promise you it will be worth it.

You see, I find the resemblance between you and Alain Delon just remarkable and I cannot lie to you – it was the first thing I noticed when I met you on that train.  Forgive my bold aesthetic associations, but I know the value of beauty and it is priceless! It is what inspires us, what motivates us, what makes us fall utterly in love because we,  as human beings, are always in search of something divine. I believe that beauty is the most convincing recreation of divinity. It is the primary protoplast of our emotional attachment to life. Therefore it is the first thing that  makes us love life without us realizing it and live life with passion. Beauty is perfection only when it is in its most natural and unconstrained form. That’s why it is so rare and so dearly cherished.

Throughout the centuries people have come up with endless ways to preserve beauty… Epistemologically, art is the greatest way of  them all. Take Michelangelo’s David for example. It is the symbol of human’s beauty.

For the few of those, who say  ’ Looks don’t matter, it’s the personality that counts!’ Well, try telling that to Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Dega etc. I haven’t seen Dega drawing personalities. But I have seen his divine captures of the female body in the most elegant motion known to man. Was Dostoyevsky right when he said “Beauty is going to save the world” ? I believe he was… I believe that beauty saves the world every day. 

Now lets go back to the beginning. I wanted to give you one of the most striking examples of falling in love with real, natural beauty:

Alain Delon was a world-wide renowned actor, whose sex appeal and gorgeousness literally drove women mad. He was also considered to be the most beautiful actor of the 20th century and the sexiest man on the planet. Alain Delon could have had every single woman on Earth if he wanted to! A couple of promising female stars almost ended their lives, because they couldn’t have him. Rumor has it that one of them actually did –  Romy Schneider. That’s just how dangerous his beauty was.  

You don’t just look like Alain Delon. I think that not only in terms of looks you’re a much better version of the man he used to be, when he was young (he’s in his 70s now). And yes, having such a great big heart and a wonderful personality is another bonus, that only makes you more incredible.

 I thank, from the bottom of my heart, all the stupid women who have passed by you and didn’t see what an amazing guy you are, and just how gorgeous you are. I thank those stupid, stupid, stupid girls who lost you. Thank God for their absence of basic knowledge, sense of reality, and total lack of good taste! Thanks to them, now I get to have the most beautiful guy of the 21st century with the greatest heart and cherish him, and I will do that with pleasure… And with passion! I love you, Nick! Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

P.S. Sorry my girliness couldn’t resist itself… 

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