Happy Easter

“Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”

Man of La mancha, 1972

When Milan Kundera commented on the novel, he said that it teaches us to see the world as a question (Philip Roth, Shop Talk, p.100). For Don Quixote, the world unfolded like a mystery. And I think that’s what I like to somehow preserve and wish for as well.

Happy Easter. Full of the joy of the new, the freshly born or about to bloom and the joy of discovery, the joy of asking questions and not always seeing things as they are but what they could be. The joy of hope. The joy of dreams. A sense of wonder.

Personal little islands of knowledge

This is a post I imported from another site, published in March 2018, under a different title – Why collecting may help me stay motivated. 

I’m a fan of collecting things. In a world where we are increasingly flooded by information, often interesting, it is important to curate your own selections as far as I’m concerned. I like to collect things of interest to me. Keep them. Not all. Have to be selective. But collecting also has this social dimension – for sharing and connecting.
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