Wednesday, 17 December 2008

New author to discover

It may look now as if people educated to use our newest technologies efficiently are the world's elite, but in the long run I believe that people educated to have, as well, that point of view that used to be described as humanistic - the long-term, over-all, contemplative point of view - will turn out to be more influential. Simply because they understand more of what is going on in the world...
To my mind the whole push and thrust and development of the world is towards the more complex, the flexible, the open-minded, the ability to entertain many ideas, sometimes contradictory ones, in one's mind at the same time.
Doris Lessing Prisons we choose to live inside.

I finished reading this tiny book by Doris Lessing and looking forward to reading her other works. She sounds like fascinating wise woman.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Discovering the world: the joy of having a backyard

Specialy when we keep on waking up before 5am
Early in the morning
Banksia seed pod
P.S. If anyone wants a postcard from Melbourne send me email with your postal address to fioleta at gmail dot com

Friday, 5 December 2008

In Melbourne

I haven't been back to Australia for almost four years. It is incredible how much can be forgotten in the few years and even more incredible how many memories can be triggered by simply opening a car window and breathing in the fresh evening MEBLBOURNE air.