Who Am I, Without Exile? – Mahmoud Darwish

 

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Water

binds me

to your name …

Nothing takes me from the butterflies of my dreams

to my reality: not dust and not fire. What

will I do without roses from Samarkand? What

will I do in a theater that burnishes the singers with its lunar

stones? Our weight has become light like our houses

in the faraway winds. We have become two friends of the strange

creatures in the clouds … and we are now loosened

from the gravity of identity’s land. What will we do … what

will we do without exile, and a long night

that stares at the water?…..

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Minimalism is an attitude of life, it is ideology !!

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Ο  μινιμαλισμός είναι στάση ζωής, είναι ιδεολογία !!

Aξίζει να το δείτε…….

How might your life be better with less?

MINIMALISM: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE IMPORTANT THINGS examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

http://www.freeminds.gr/minimalism/

The Pigeon Towers of Iran

Oι  περίτεχνοι περιστερώνες της Περσίας!

 

 

During the 16th and 17th century, particularly around the time of the Safavid reign, the Iranian folks built a large number of towers to house pigeons. The pigeons were domesticated not for their meat (pigeon is especially revered in Islam), but rather for their droppings, which the locals collected and used to fertilize melon and cucumber fields.

Κατά τη διάρκεια του 16ου και 17ου αιώνα, κυρίως στα χρόνια της βασιλείας των Σαφαβιδών στην Περσία, ο λαός έχτισε έναν μεγάλο αριθμό πύργων για περιστέρια, τα οποία εξημέρωναν όχι τόσο για το κρέας τους όσο για τα περιττώματά τους, που τα χρησιμοποιούσαν για να λιπάνουν τις καλλιέργειες πεπονιών και αγγουριών.

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