“Negation of the negation” – a poem about the freedom of expression

Negation of the Negation *** My head was never a quiet place.  Serene it was, but quiet never  Two poles so well wed, perfectly kept in balance  By the peaceful force that drives  The moulding of thoughts and the sculpting of noise For the creation of a meaningful voice *** To some, a divine gift  […]

A few notes on the first notes of 2023: New Year Concerts by Thüringen Philharmonie

Life’s unexpected journey took me to East Germany, where I got to spend the very last days of 2022 and very first days of 2023. Part of my experience included the attendance of Thüringen Philharmonie’s New Year Concert tour. “Παλιά μου τέχνη κόσσινο”, as my grandfather would say, so here I am, sharing my impressions of the very first concert of the series. Disclaimer: this is not a review so don’t expect any technicalities, this is an experience piece.

Χωρίς βοήθεια

In this short story, a male and a female protagonist who appear to be members of opposing groups are involved in a violent scene. As the many witnesses do not seem willing to help her. the female protagonist is in need of a life-saving plot twist.

“Always something missing”: caught between thought and expression

Maria shares her experience of setting out to write about something but being unable to choose the language in which she could better express it. She raises questions about the relationship between words, thoughts, and language(s), and wonders if, in the end, it is in the part that is “always missing” (the part that resides between the thoughts and their formation into words) that the “magic” of writing resides.