“When one has once had the good luck to love intensely, life is spent in trying to recapture that ardor and that illumination. Forsaking beauty and the sensual happiness attached to it, exclusively serving misfortune, calls for a nobility I lack. But, after all, nothing is true that forces one to exclude. Isolated beauty ends up simpering; solitary justice ends up oppressing. Whoever aims to … Continue reading “Call Me by your Name”, the Sea and the Axe
I meant to sit down and write about many other movies. “Moonlight”, for instance, made me experience stomach pangs unlike any I had felt in a while and that, indeed, I had forgotten. I was there with the characters during the long, tension-filled, concluding scene, feeling their fear, hesitation, shame, resolve to go through with what they must. It tired me but, in the end, … Continue reading My long journey to Paterson
The story of what it means to lose a phone Yesterday. My phone. Gone in a flash. First reaction – anger. Damn you, thief! My memories of the last six months, gone with the phone. In a flash, photos disappeared from my memory. They were, in fact, too many. I try to recall. Try to picture them so that not everything is lost, only the … Continue reading Gone in a flash
“It takes the courage to be there. You run into your own pettiness. Your own cowardice. You run into all kinds of ugly sides of yourself.” There is a history of art and solitude. One cannot exist without the other. A solitary man does not necessarily produce art but, for an artist, solitude is necessary to get closer to his personal truth, to know himself, … Continue reading Art needs solitude
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Part 2: Daily Expressions and Colloquialisms Cover Image: Art by Albanian artist Edmond Gjikopulli shows a traditional furniture pattern in Albanian living rooms for many generations with an image of modern children’s sneakers laid on top) In Albanian, as in every language, there are certain idioms which people use in their daily lives that can only be understood with a bit of context. The expressions below are … Continue reading Best Albanian Expressions