Mario’s Promise by david_a_l on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Mario was begging me to go back to the country after he had developed a taste for the lifestle. I told him I would take him again soon, but only as long as he did his chores around the house and kept up his fitness program he started the day after New Years but had let fall by the wayside.

Luckily Toad was such a good friend he was there to encourage him, even after the “difficulties” last week.

The four stages of learning.

Mi diverte sempre tanto.

“In Martinique, I had visited rustic and neglected rum-distilleries where the equipment and the methods used had not changed since the eighteenth century. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, in the factories of the company which enjoys a virtual monopoly over the whole of the sugar production, I was faced by a display of white enamel tanks and chromium piping. Yet the various kinds of Martinique rum, as I tasted them in front of ancient wooden vats thickly encrusted with waste matter, were mellow and scented, whereas those of Puerto Rico are coarse and harsh. We may suppose, then, that the subtlety of the Martinique rums is dependent on impurities the continuance of which is encouraged by the archaic method of production. To me, this contrast illustrates the paradox of civilization: its charms are due essentially to the various residues it carries along with it, although this does not absolve us of the obligation to purify the stream. By being doubly in the right, we are admitting our mistake. We are right to be rational and to try to increase our production and so keep manufacturing costs down. But we are also right to cherish those very imperfections we are endeavouring to eliminate. Social life consists in destroying that which gives it its savour.”
— Claude Levi-Strauss, Tristes Tropiques. The underlying philosophy of liberalism, and the consumer culture it generates, condensed into nine sentences. (via ayjay)
“ai miei tempi, adesso io banalizzo, ma un po’ era così, si pensava che se uno non riusciva a fare le cose, non era colpa dei tempi, era colpa sua.”

Alessandro Bonino, Ritratto di Moby Dick, tecnica mista su scrivania, 2014

Tutto vero.

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