Let me go

We need to embrace those little sad moments of our days. Arms wide open. Otherwise, sadness may show up in all of its wholeness, and it can be quite scary. It is good to keep a positive stance, for sure. To try and find new ways. To carry out thought experiments. However, there are times when the best we can do is stay still, simply wait for the wind to …

‘Following the Universe’ or ‘Freud and the Uncanny’

I’ve read once, I can’t remember where, that once upon a time, Sir Isaac Newton had a friend over for dinner. A friend who turned out to be quite intrigued by a horseshoe nailed to one of the walls. Not resisting his own curiosity, the guest asked the man who discovered gravity whether he truly believed the object could bring him good luck. To which the scientist replied: ‘Of course …

The Awning and the Boy

There is the awning: tied up by ropes. Two ends high up on the house. The third one is a little bit lower, on the opposite wall. He thinks he likes sunbathing. And so there he stays, as still as he can, warming himself up. Until the wind comes, all at once, no one knows where from.

All the awning longed for was to be that wall. No one can

On Weekends, Vacations and Sabbaticals

If I had to mention one thing that I miss from my corporate years, it would probably be that almost euphoric Friday night feeling. A mixture of sense of accomplishment with the consequent possibility of doing absolutely only what you want, including nothing. That moment when you turn up the volume, drink some wine… and allow yourself to relax.

After a few days relaxing, an allegedly contemporary version of

Anywhere the wind blows (version 2: it blows harder this time)

First appointment with the psychoanalyst. They sit down, face to face. After some small talk, the question arises: what did he expect from the analysis?

He didn’t really want many things to change. He only wished he were a bit more confident that one day he would not regret the decisions he had been making.

Can this confidence exist?

Yes, it can.

But would that be truly useful?

As a …