Tag: Beauty

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Starlings in the skies about the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument in Rome.

Gazing at the ‘Black Sun’: The Transfixing Beauty of Starling Murmurations

Photographs and Text by Søren Solkær Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.” It was a late February evening in 2020, and I was standing in the marshlands of Friesland, a northern province…
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Dufour Simplicity Wrist watch

The GrandMaster of Time Unravels a Mystery

Hand made watchmaking Part I by David Chokron Amsterdam, November 16th 2021– A meeting with Philippe Dufour, a watchmaker from the Swiss Jura, is a mesmerizing experience. One that makes you forget to breathe, triggers the eyes and is food for the mind. Philippe Dufour is relaunching the production of his benchmark model, the Simplicity.…
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Martha Nussbaum

Of Beauty and Consolation Episode 7 Martha Nussbaum

Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at New York University and Harvard. Later she wrote books like The Fragility of Goodness. She talks about her youth, the relationship with her parents, Sophocles, Aristotle and philosophy as comfort. Dutch Journalist Wim Kayzer interviews Martha Nussbaum. The American philosopher studied at the university…
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Incomprehensible Rainer Maria Rilke

And yet so rich and easy Part II Amsterdam, 30 june 2021– One often hears that Rilke’s poetry is so difficult, so very incomprehensible. This is true for his mystical late work, but not for the poems from his middle period. These are surprisingly concrete and clear, if you make any effort to follow the…
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Beauty and Consolation

About Beauty and Consolation

Part IV Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4t 2021–  May I terminate with your own question? “You just ask them now.” What makes this existence worthwhile for you? “The question is wrong, although I have put it to the whole world myself.  How can you make this existence worthwhile?  That had been the right question.  He…
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Beauty

About Beauty and Consolation

Part III Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4 2021– But to whom or what the hell?  Fate?  That word is meaningless.  I bet on savage grief for myself.  Dylan Thomas: “Don’t go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” ”Maybe I’ll go to our house in France one more…
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Van de Schoonheid en de Troost DVD

About Beauty and Consolation

Part II Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam 4 May 2021– You are on your way out without knowing where to go to.  You are constantly alienated from yourself, although you still remain the same for the people around you” Am I going to get out of this story in a minute?  Tell me how to relate…
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Wim Kayser Beauty

About Beauty and consolation

Part I Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4th 2021– “I have often lived by the detour of others.”  It is Wim Kayzer who led us before all sorts of greats in this one question about beauty and comfort: tell me what makes this life worth living.  Now that the end is on the heels of…
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