have you heard the legend of the fountain of Youth? Apparently, the Greek historian Herodotus is the first to mention it. Somewhere in Ethiopia there was a mythical place where people lived at least up to 120 years. They were good-looking and fit.
How do I know about this? From Wikipedia of course. I googled it.
Now how come I write a post concerning the fountaine of Youth? It is because I was dragged to the cinema by a Spanish friend to watch Zoolander 2. And the fountain had an important role to play there. Should you go and watch the film? I honestly don’t know what to say. But I thought the idea of the fountain and all the people in fashion -and not only- going crazy for youth and good looks is somehow relevant.
Youth and good looks remind us of life. Somehow, part of ourself regenerates every day, that is how we are alive. If we get hurt, we can get well. Physically and emotionally.
Einstein seemed to have given some important incentives about the way to live our lives, and not have been ‘just” a scientific genius. Well, I have fallen into this one
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value”.
Now, would success mean something that is valued by society, the media, the people and groups who are powerful? And I would take value as something that is meaningful to us?
What if it is meaningful to me to spent all my time at the Parisian cafés and observing people? (I might get bored in doing but this, but let’s say, what if…). How would I make sure I live from this? Because you have to order something to eat after a certain time, it’s a costly pass time. The solution would be to make something out of it, probably, something that would interest other people.
Because I feel that despite our differences, we have a lot in common. So maybe, finding something meaningful for us, and trying to communicate it, is adding value for everybody else also. And it becomes a success.
Whereas, if we start with what everybody considers a success, it is like boiling a chicken for the fourth time, expecting to find some flavor in the soup 🙂
You arrived in a festive mood in Paris, could it be related to the fashion week? It is important, that gives us ideas for next spring and summer outfits 🙂 It keeps us focusing on spring and sunny days to come…
Chanel’s defilé de mode was even political: “Make fashion not war”!
This is a great message, because we can interpret fashion as art and creativity, LIFE after all!
Creativity, dance, celebrations, getting together is important for relationships to start, friendship, love, …
I have offered a drink in my Platform spot today, to celebrate the success of my summer artistic event;
Well, it was my idea in order to put some positive energy by gathering some of my favorite people;
It all went well, but still, there were some “challenges” to overcome here and there: the wannabe boss, who smiled to me from a distance, but didn’t approach 🙂
This is the new season starting, let’s bring something new and creative this month!
this Sunday I have given a visit to the Palais de la Découverte at the 16 arrondissement in Paris. Different expositions present scientific discoveries in physics, mathematics, geology, and my interest, astronomy. Quite a program!
The Planetarium, simulated the sky at night if we were at 3.000 meters of altitude and a clear atmosphere. So amazing, so overwhelming! And somewhere, a small, less bright and clear spot, the galaxy of Andromeda, that we can perceive with our eyes; not very impressive without any appropriate instrument.
But so amazing to realize we are on this beautiful planet, that seems to me the most beautiful, and to be part of a galaxy, that is in itself a small piece of a much bigger universe!
Our planet is for the time being the most hospitable place for Life;
Life in all its forms, is actually so rare and precious in the universe!
It is worth preserving and protecting for us and the generations to come!