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Our society is trapped in the quick-sands of fear

Scott Fitzgerald would writte «the bright tan prayer rug of a beach» to express a feeling that it hardly can be expressed. When we talk about natural beauty we are really talking about our mother, our origin, the source of our being; and not only of our body but our inmost being. The shape of our naked body reveals the paintbrush of a misterious beauty. Here we are a reality beyond the physical interest or the material sensations. Sadly, some people who approach to naturism are trapped on the surface of the matter. We have an iceberg and some times we think that the ice is just the ice mountain outside the sea. What we see dazzles us, but some times it also blinds us. On the other side, we have a society fearing its own being; a society that wears a mask. Where is your voice, society, when you talks as if what you say was the script of a perfect play? Why do you fear your natural voice? Who does tell the truth if everybody says what society wants to hear? I often experience an empt…

Merry Christmas!!!

If the wind doesn't push me, if it doesn't try to make me fall down, I will not know how to walk in the windstorm

If all was easy, wine wouldn't be worth, and human life would be like the life of a stone that is dragged by water. There wouldn't be either impressionist pictures or lives that would be exhausted because of having fought for freedom, or poems that would denounce the destroyers of the life. If there were not tyrants, it would be more complicated loving the deep value of the freedom. If there had never been squalid inquisitors, it would be more arduous that science was deemed a great treasure, and so do the logical methodology, and the prudence, and the intellectual humility, and the mental objectivity. If there had never been squalid inquisitors, we would hardly have taken out of our heart poems that would be bloody because of our love for the freedom of thinking, the life and the happiness. If pain didn't exist, or sadness, or suffering, personal happiness wouldn't be a conquest, we wouldn't become skilled in the art of being happy; happiness would be gifted as …

In the night, peace is the work of an artist, and we are the artists

I'm staring at Arles images tonight, and I'm going to stare at them tomorrow again. I see on the house's front, and in the light's streets, the fire of a hidden life. I understand why you started to create in the way you did when you came to Arles. Two days ago, I sought your ear. I didn't found it; surely because you gave it to a prostitute as a present. The more I know your life, the more I understand the harsh face of the life, of every life. We walk by a sharp kerbstone, beated by winds, beside the sick heigh of a precipice. Society compels us to go ahead to don't fall to reach the end of the journey. But the end of the travel is always far away. The more we approach it, the more it gets far away from us. Society harms us for not walking faster, but we can't do more than what we can do. And we realise we don't own our own thoughts. Our thoughts are guided by a dark and strange brain's smoke. Today we think we want an specific thing, tomorrow we…

Purple light, in the canyon...

Sometimes I remember the homeland of my childhood, and my friends, Rick, Dean, John...

Neither exercise junkies nor coach potatoes.

Image from Dr. Klara in wikipedia.  Two girls hiking in sham valley, Leh-Ladakh, India.  Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license
Many people eat and drink in an excessive way over the NY period, and feel guilty about it. Because of this bad feeling, they get a gym membership in January. In February, most people lose motivation and hardly visit the gym. This desertion keeps going on during the next months, and then peopl start to feel guilty again, because they are paying every month for a service they don't use.
However, they are not going to cancel their membership because they wouldn't be able to stand the sense of defeat that this surrender would mean.
So gyms exploit this sequence of obsesive and neurotic guilth's feelings and earn a very interesting amount of money.
In fact, there are three kinds of people if we think about the human relation with fitness.
Coach Potatoes: those are the people who hate practicing sport and who dream of sinking in a …

"Minyons de Terrassa" reach the Sky!!!

Never, no gang of Human Towers Builders had been able to raise the Human Castle called «4 de 10» (Ten flats high, and four persons in every flat). This morning, the «Minyons de Terrassa», one of the best gangs of Catalonia, have achieved this victory. Joy has exploded in the «Plaça Vella» of Terrassa. The «Old Square» of Terrassa, where this group of young and old men, and women, and children, and grandfathers, and grandmothers, of Terrassa... have reached their goal.
Day after day, this gang usually assay a series of difficult and elaborate Human Towers, a symbol of the power of a People when it works in a coordinated way.

We lack a sweet view of his mind.

I'll never fear what my skin wants,
enjoying the air, the sun, and burning
the chains that a blind power has settled
to take me slowly towards the very death.

I'll never fear the soft sweet water,
inside the blue core of the sea,
away and free, like a big whale,
my recipe tastes very well.

My love resides where my mind is,
my mind was made from dust of stars.
A lover molded this wet powder,
and shaped simple lights of gold.

My God once thought my naked meat,
there's no use hiding his great design.
If we lost that that god devised,
we lack a sweet view of his mind.
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A different educational activity to stimulate the creativity

I'm going to talk about a pedagogic experience I enjoyed at the end of the last term.
Here, in Catalonia, every year, during a week, we do what the system calls «Credit de síntesi» that in english would be translated as «Synthesis work» roughly speaking. This project is developed by the young ones working in little groups  of five or six members. In the second grade of ESO, and specifically in my school, the theme of the "Crèdit de Síntesi" is Africa; Africa studied and analysed from all points of view. Over the past two years, we have dedicated one of the days to attend a play, in the theater, about the world's inequalities and about the famine of some African regions; but this time (I'm talking about last June) the company who usually worked in this project stopped performing this play. And I had to seek another option to fill that day. I have always thought that we must stimulate the creativity of the students, and that we must suggest funny and singular activ…

Making a Thriller

This afternoon we have been enjoying with a cam and the suitable setting. This is and old and neglected orphanage. Forty years ago some teachers mistreated many young boys in this dreary place. Little by little we are learning to make movies.

The nature of my homeland in autumn.

I've made these  photographies some minutes ago. I have always thought that living so near of the nature is a great privilege. The landscape of my homeland is a natural museum of awesome beauty. Specially, in autumn, it is an explossion of colours and light. I don't want to write any word more. I let you to enjoy these images.  Greetings!  




















I'm a rambler (Cover)

The President of Catalonia that was killed by Spanish Government.

Lluis Companys i Jover, the President o Catalonia, was killed by Spanish Government, the October 15, 1940, in a judgement delivered by the judicial system of the former Spanish Dictatorship.  The Spanish Authorities, (with the help of the gestapo) captured him in France, and took him prisoner to Madrid where he was tortured. Then, they took him to Barcelona, were he was killed in the Montjuich Castle.  No Spanish Government has ever wanted to retract that awfulness. 

A President of a Nation declaring in court for having wanted to let people express their opinion in a non binding referendum

The political party of Artur Mas, the President of Catalonia, and his allied parties, won the elections of the last september 27, and won by absolute majority. The process of independence that these parties defended goes on, but the dark hand of Spanish Government tries to stifle the voice of the people with dishonest tricks, like the obstruction of the votes of the catalan people who lived abroad, or the imputation of the president for having put the ballot boxes in the banned referendum of the last november 9. Catalan society is upset for this fact: a President of a Nation declaring in court for having wanted to let people express their opinion in a non binding referendum, the same day that other president (Lluís Companys) was murdered by Spain, in 1940; the only European elected President that has been shot by a dictatorial state.The imputation of Artur Mas shows the authoritarian character of the spanish political system, a system that emerged from the last dictatorship, a system …

All I've learned about what I don't like of bumbling attitudes. The sense of the dignity.

The pursuit of studying and learning minority languages doesn't steal any space nor time to the learning of controlling languages, but it increases the human capacity to open itself towards new linguistic structures, and so, it makes easier the process of learning new languages. The pursuit of studying and learning minority languages is a gesture of respect towards the cultures and the peoples who live that languages, and therefore it is a deep and true respect's gesture towards all the human languages and cultures.
Our only absolute postulates must be the rights of every people; and not the laws and the rules that one day were drafted and that some years later lapsed. The rules and the laws are never perfect, we must improve them generation after generation. We must adapt them and subject them to the only essential reality, the needs and the rights of every people. And the rights and the needs of every people are the rights and the needs of the persons of every people.
The law m…

Freedom Catalonia!

"For ourselves and our children. The hour has come. All that I have, all that I am, and all that I hope, in this life, ..
while I live, let me have a country... A free country..."

John Adams

I will never want to be in a place where they don't let me leave. The more they threaten me with all the pests if I don't want to stay inside, the more I wish to go outside. If I can't decide to leave you, I don't want to be with you. The more you fear me with your dire predictions about my future without you, because you want to force me to stay beside you, the more I fear to be with you. I will never be in any place where I'm not allowed to leave. And if anytime I am in such a kind of place, I'll be always a prisoner, and I'll always want to run away.

The polls and the hope, the votes and the eagerness, the will and the peace, to reach the right to be, the right to walk down the road to where our freedom is.

America, United Kingdom, Australia... You have showed to the world that in the XXI century you don't be afraid of freedom.
Has any part of your state asked for an independence referendum? Mostly not. Because all the parts of your state want to belong to your state. They feel loved and respected inside the big state. Even in Canada, or in U.K, people decided to stay in the big state, when their democratic governments accepted the democratic path of polling. Neither Canada nor U.K were afraid of accepting a referendum, because these countries are deeply democratic, and because they believe in freedom.  And Scotland and Quebec decided freely to remain in U.K and Canada. This was the victory of the freedom and the democracy, and this was the victory of the peace too, because the borders of these states were decided not by the power of the violence but through democratic and peaceful tools.
In Spanish state there is a captive nation called Catalonia. This nation is captive because he ca…

I'll be seeing you... (Cover)

Above us, beside us, perhaps behind us...  someone is seeing us, each of us...  In the hardest moments of our life, in the sadness, or in the joy, or in the happiness... Someone is staring us, loving us, helping us... Have you ever noticed it? Me too.

Yesterday we celebrate the National Catalan Day. Here, Peter, (an American for Catalonia of Youtube) explains briefly what it has happened in Catalonia over the three last centuries; the slavery of a chained nation.

I've found by chance this interesting video of Peter about Catalonia. Since it was the national day yesterday, I invite you to watch his work; it is not very long.
Thanks Peter!

Some American congressmen have expressed their support to the right of Catalonia to decide.

According to various newspapers, today, several U.S. congressman have expressed their support to the right of Catalan people to decide if they want to stay in spanish state or if instead, they want to become an independent state. The Republican Dana Rohrabacher has said that everywhere people should have the right to decide about what state and what government they want to have. He has said that he sees no reason why catalan people not to be able to make their own decision about staying in Spain or leaving. He has said that they wish the best for the Catalan people, and that they have the right to vote and decide. He has added that he would like to say to the Spanish Government that the best solution is to let the people to make their own decisions, and to let them the possibility of remaining freely inside Spain instead of forcing them, because impositions produce resentment and bad feelings, and undermine the feeling of unity that a country needs.
In the same way, Mario Diaz-Balart, …

People want to live

C.C. BY 3.0 Wikipedia Ghoutta Massacre.
Yours, mine... From here, from there... All these are fictional concepts.  People don't want to die, and this is what matters. People want to live. And even more, people want their sons and daughters to keep alive. Now is the time to say not only that we are a city host, or a state host, but to say that we have an empty house or an empty room to welcome a refugee family or a refugee person.  Now is the time to require the people not to attach importance to the figures of the current accounts. Now is the time to request the people (and the peoples) to consider human life (every human life) as the most valuable. .

Mrs Merkel, tear down this wall!

Mrs Merkel
You, Europe, German... have built a high wall between the North and the South. This wall have grown for centuries, but now it is high and cold. This wall is the wall of the money, the strong border that defends the north's wealth. Europe is being built upon the rule of the free movement of capital, and all the chains are for the people. The protection of the great fortunes is prioritized against the persons needs, and millions of people die and suffer because of the coldness of this system. Everybody has seen human heads floating in a cold sea, because these souls needed to run away from the war. And now I want to remember that German and other european countries have sold weapons to many states, and some of the purchaser states are at war with others. Some weeks ago, on TV, you denied a young girl the prospect of success, and you made her cry. That was cruel and real, but, in fact, that was just a symbol, because your policy, the policy of the European barons, is mak…

Our toes hide the secret to the humankind's survival.

The shape of every human being hides a light inside. As the iceberg conceals a huge part of itself, every human being conceals his or her own core, the vastest part of himself or herself. We are not ants in an immense ant-hill. Every nice face is the deepest human connection's tool to express a little bit of all what human mind can feel, think, imagine, love, share... We are not just a tiny piece of the animal kingdom; we are living seeds; everyone is a possibility, a chance, the cosmic hope, the point where the universe knows and loves itself. We are born to love and being loved. Universe offers us the chance to survive and evolve to arriving to the minds meeting.

Thinking about our world, our civilization, I see that the last factor of Drake's equation shows the great difficulty of surviving enough time to connecting with any other civilization. Some thousands turtles are born in many south pacific beaches, but only one or two can grow and reach the adult phase of their ex…

Having a swim in Jaizkibel

The stones of the shore are grey, like ash, like faded and light blue dust. The whole landscape seems a moon's valley, but with the sea, and with the pine's wood, and with the wet wind of the Cantabric sea. Everywhere loneliness. Everywhere nature's sounds. Many people haven't got the guts to come here, because here they find themselves; they got lost once, and they could find themselves here. And many people don't know they got lost once. A frog in a cauldron feels good; the water is still warm and soft; the frog forgets the deep and good sensation of the cold water because it feels good in the warm water. But the water is progressively hotter. Suddenly, the water is far too hot and the frog has no time to rectify. The frog didn't know it was lost. Many frogs haven't got the guts to leave the water when it is warm. Here, in this wild and isolated place of Jaizkibel, people can find themselves. However, considering the fact that everybody carries what he …