Archive for February, 2014

A form of life

February 23, 2014

Bizarre form of life, bizarre characters, bizarre story-line – that is Amélie Nothomb’s ‘Life Form‘ in a nutshell. Excess being just as unbearable as deficit – how very true not only for the situations one comes across in the book but in everyday life.

While reading the book Blaise Pascal’s words: ‘Man is neither angel nor brute, and the unfortunate thing is that he who would act the angel acts the brute.’ keep on striking the right chord. The ending being just as bizarre as the story all along.

Eyes

February 15, 2014

Eye_1Sometimes happy, sometimes sad. People’s eyes are so different and unique – just as their souls. Some express both sadness and delight, some rarely show any emotion. The eyes – happy, sad, mysterious or indifferent … the gateways to our souls.

Myriads of colours. Myriads of emotions. Myriads of words and worlds in them. Endless world(s) that need no words.

Tiramisu

February 13, 2014

Edible Tiramisu is my cup of desert but watchable Tiramisu – at Sofia Theatre – was not quite my cup of enjoyable performance.  Seven different stories of success on the surface and drama within were well performed, however the Tiramisu taste at the end was not a Tiramisu experience at all.

F = T ∇ Sτ

February 9, 2014

An intriguing TED Talk – Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence. ‘Intelligence should be viewed as a physical process that tries to maximize future freedom of action and avoid constraints in its own future.’ Alex states that intelligence can indeed be defined physically, as a dynamic force, rather than a static property. Intelligence explained in terms of causal entropic forces. F = T ∇ Sτ

Marma, Mariam

February 5, 2014

It is this third book by Bulgarian author Teodora Dimova this month that I am reading, this time Marma, Mariam. A book about faith that is in all of us, our relationship and longing for the Divine. What makes the book an engaging read is its relation to the present through Marma – the Christian story told on and on through the ages. A literary interpretation of specific historic figures rather than a theological research.

Before Midnight

February 3, 2014

Before Midnight (2013) – not my type of an exciting movie maybe because I have missed Before Sunrise and Before Sunset previously. Staying committed to someone is not easier than finding the right person to be with. Beautiful autumn scenes and the whole action taking place as the title suggests before midnight.

Jesse to Celine: ‘You’re just like the little girls and everybody else. You wanna live inside some fairy tale.’ Don’t most of us do since we grow up with them?