lunes, 10 de mayo de 2010


Interesting weekend. Superb sports competitions (basketball, soccer, formula one), with varying results which confirm, in general, that we are in good shape. And I'm not only talking about physical shape, but psycological too. Check out the names of Juan carlos Navarro, Pep Guardiola, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué, Bojan Krkíc, Jaume Alguersuari. Most of them believe in their capabilities and in combining them to create good teams.

Another nice thing about the weekend: many art dealers are in Barcelona, and there is no way you can say they are out of job; they are buying non-stop and selling to rich people willing to invest in art, and also to museums and foundations eager to increase their stock. Art and gold are in vogue, buildings and mortgages are not.

And yet another plus: friends looking for friends. Relationships amended, sharing of experiences, celebrating successes, and mourning the dead. I realize that, still, old people tend to feed the young ones and, most important, young ones crave for this feeding. So, let's do it! Here's my receipt: keep active and in good health; call your old acquaintances from when you were young, throw a party and invite sons, daughters, and their friends. Suggested menu: artichokes in extreme green, casserole de poulet, meatballs in tomato sauce, and a good pantomàquet. Easy to do. keep this régime until the next crisis.

1 comentario:

  1. I agree wholeheartedly about the last point. For centuries and even millennia, long before it became the title of a celebrated Monty Python's movie, the Meaning of Life has been the ultimate question that the human mind has striven to answer; and we are still trying. Admittedly, it belongs to the kind of matters that can only be seen as important by those of us who are fortunate enough not to be threatened by the urgencies of hunger, misery, illness, injustice, and can afford the luxury of idle thinking. We ask then: what's the purpose of our lives? The religious interpretations of our existence are not really my cup of tea, so I have always tended to believe that developing a conscious mind is the most valuable asset, the supreme gift we humans have acquired through evolution; and therefore that the conscious, deliberate appreciation of what's enjoyable in life is the only answer that really makes sense -provided that we actually do have a choice. So, 'Enjoy' would be my motto and I'm not claiming originality about it: that's also Coca-Cola's slogan, and for centuries it has been reiterated countless times in a more classical form, 'Carpe Diem', which amounts much to the same thing. In my slow learning while growing older, though, I've come to discover that there's a wider and even more rewarding activity than mere enjoyment: sharing it with others. Be it with many people or with a few beloved ones, I do believe that this is a worthy purpose in life: enjoy and bring enjoyment to others, as much as you can.