Thursday, 27 April 2017

Trafalgar Square, London. 23 April 2017

  The sculpture of the mermaids and dolphin in Trafalgar Square, London.
          Photo by  K. Siuka.    23 April 2017

 The scene from the Trafalgar Square, London. 
Photo by  K. Shiuka. 23 April 2017

London From the Waterloo bridge, by K. Shiuka.   23 April 2017


Kubricks' "The Shining", rejected concept design.

Friday, 7 April 2017

The Rest Is Silence

 The Rest Is Silence

From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental, all the things that, to the human spirit, are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed. The rest is always and everywhere silence.
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
When the inexpressible had to be expressed, Shakespeare laid down his pen and called for music. And if the music should also fail? Well, there was always silence to fall back on. For always, always and everywhere, the rest is silence.

The Benedictus. Blessed and blessing, this music is in some sort the equivalent of the night, of the deep and living darkness, into which, now in a single jet, now in a fine interweaving of melodies, now in pulsing and almost solid clots of harmonious sound, it pours itself, stanchlessly pours itself, like time, like the rising and falling, falling trajectories of a life. It is the equivalent of the night in another mode of being, as an essence is the equivalent of the flowers, from which it is distilled.

Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) English novelist, essayist and critic
 --- ''Music at Night' and Other Essays'' (1931)

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The US Congressman and me....

With The US Congressman Victor H. Fazio. We had some discussion about the freedom of press and the new Trump Administration's anti - media rhetoric, and so on...

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Has multilateral diplomacy replaced bilateral diplomacy ?

'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu''.
Michael Enzi
  How Small States Influence Policy Making in Multilateral Arenas ( UN).