Always moving, always traveling but it is not always fun.
Her grandma tells him a very deep anecdote from the end of World War II, trying to escape a nazi camp:
A farmer, a Russian, God bless him, he saw my condition, and he went into his house and came out with a piece of meat for me.” “He saved your life.” “I didn’t eat it.” “You didn’t eat it?” “It was pork. I wouldn’t eat pork.” “Why?” “What do you mean why?” “What, because it wasn’t kosher?” “Of course.” “But not even to save your life?” “If nothing matters, there’s nothing to save.”
Jonathan Safran Foer – Eating animals
Always wear Your seat belt
In truth, however, few of us are remotely normal sexually. We are almost all haunted by guilt and neuroses, by phobias and disruptive desires, by indifference and disgust. None of us approaches sex as we are meant to, with the cheerful, sporting, non-obsessive, constant, well-adjusted outlook that we torture ourselves by believing that other people are endowed with. We are universally deviant – but only in relation to some highly distorted ideals of normality.
This book puts sex in the right perspective. Recommended reading.
Alain de Botton – How to think more about sex
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
We tend to think of money as a way of stopping time: As psychologist Ernest Becker argued in his classic text The Denial of Death, our bank accounts are emotional stand-ins for survival. We accumulate money as a substitute for being able to accumulate time. The time we have left is always an unknown; the money we have left is quite certain.
Douglas Rushkoff – Present shock
Definitely the happiest time I had during my Balkans trip, during last August.
Weird old/new city that deserves more attention anyway.
Complete album always in the same spot.
Byrek in Albania, Burek in Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia Herzegovina. You can have a meal, with yougurt, for a couple of euro or less. Tasty, with cheese, spinach or meat. Highly recommended.
More pics from Sarajevo from my Flickr set.