Grand welcome!

March 29, 2015

Ginisty_10When I started my blog in 2008 on books, travel, people, a handful of bloggers were most inspirational for me, Christophe Ginisty among them. After 10 years, Christophe delights readers with “it is now for me the time to write this blog in English.”

My knowledge of French is at a working level and in the age of Internet where most of the resources are in English, I was not motivated so far in mastering it fully although I am now on the way there now – I started a blog in French at the end of 2014.

Grand welcome to Christope’s blog in English.


Perfume

March 27, 2015

Patrick Süskind’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is an intriguing over-the-top grotesque novel about identity and the morality of the human spirit. Grenouille (French for “frog”) was born in Paris who lived life in solitude, and found it unbearable. But neither could he live among people. The murders are not the story, the character, his skill, and the progression of his life is the story. Some aspects of human nature haunt you days after reading the final page of the book.


Photography

March 25, 2015

okiWhat photographers have in common, no matter in which part of the world or space they are, is the passion for capturing moments. Carpe diem!

For Oktay Hasanov (Bulgaria) – it is photography as passion and all its nuances.

axelleFor Axelle Photography (France) – it is the reproduction for infinity of moments that only occur once.

As one of my favourite bloggers S. Godin dwells on art: “What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.

Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.”


L’amour seul

March 18, 2015

GMLaurence Plazenet’s ‘L’amour seul‘ is now available in Bulgarian – translated by Galina Melamed.

A book of no happy end, no happy plot and no happy start and yet all along provoking thoughts in the reader on happiness – what is it, how is it to be sustained if ever…

Very straightforward and direct narrative. A book about l’amour seul.


Abel Sánchez

March 15, 2015

In Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion” – the modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story, Miguel de Unamuno through a parable explores the eternal theme of envy. The difference between two boyhood friends is made clear when Abel becomes an artist of some repute and Joaquin decides to become a physician in order to rival him in fame. They drift further apart when Abel marries Joaquin’s love. Being, having, doubting – themes well dwelt upon, all throughout.


Success as a journey

March 12, 2015

Richard St. John in brilliant TED Talk on success as a constant journey… We only fail when we stop trying.

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