GRACEFUL BALANCE

Magic and gentile

 

The fluidity and aesthetics of Alphonse Mucha’s works take me to other places, other times and other people; far from the crowd. I think it is directly related to the goal of retiring early. In the end, the retirement plan is a complex pattern of patterns surrounding a graceful figure in […]

OBSESSIONS . . . ABOUT FILM

PI. . . THE NUMBER . . . NO, THE MOVIE

I have not written about movies for a long time and for me they are fundamental to understanding life, including retirement.

Today I speak Darren Aronofsky’s PI, released in 1998 with a very low budget (only $ 60,000). This was his first film and […]

LOW-WASTE KITCHEN

Another post about cooking . . .

Today I talk about cooking, if you follow me, you know that it is one of my great passions and one of the activities that relaxes me the most. Do you remember when I talked about the skins and leftovers of the pineapple and how to make a […]

THE SHAPE OF TIME

Oscar´s in Spanish

At this point, you known from my previous posts that not everything is money and one of the most important aspects of life is culture, in any of its forms, but for me, it is especially cinema; Remember other posts about movies that I have already recommended, like Mustang.

¨El Gordo¨, […]

SCULPTURE: HENRY MOORE

Natural beauty

 

Henry Moore’s sculptures are all over the world, surely you have seen some and their clean forms are still hanging around in your memory. Large, peaceful, made of noble materials, rocks or fragments of wood of exaggerated dimensions that naturally resemble, before being carved, the figures in which they will end up […]

DALÍ: LIQUID PAINTINGS

The persistence of memory

 

Salvador Dalí, father of surrealism uh!, understood that time is extremely difficult to measure. I am not talking about seconds, minutes, or months; I am talking about sensing the time, feeling the time.

Liquid clocks melting in “The Persistence of Memory” by Dalí.

Life goes by in an instant […]

HAPPY 2018

Too much snow? Freezing temperatures? Would you like to be in another place?

 

Travel with your mind . . .

Me too, that´s why I keep planning and studying my way out of the system. Slowly but surely, calm but without loosing sight of the target.

 

It would be nice to […]

RECIPE: BREAD, BACK TO THE ROOTS

What is going on with bread in the US?

It seems that there are only two options:

a) It is very bad.

Either it is so light that when you cut it with the knife you crush it and make it thin as cardboard, or is so hard you could build a house for your […]

TRAVEL: SPAIN ON MOTORCYCLE

The route of El Cid

 

Last year I dared to travel alone on a motorcycle for the first time, I decided to ride the so called route of El Cid (hero from the reclaimed catholic Iberian peninsula recuperated from Arab invasion), from Old Castile to Valencia, the same path that this mythical legend took […]

MUSIC: NEIL YOUNG “Heart of Gold” (1972)

Pause, Listen and Live

 

I am constantly seeking music that moves me, trying to find a piece that evokes a past that may not return or an unreachable place for me. I thrive in rediscovering and recreating emotions, sometimes forgotten or buried. When I hear songs that are on my mind or when I […]