Otro punto de vista

Sueño que entro en la sala de un cinematógrafo. En las primeras filas hay espectadores de cabeza muy grande; entiendo que son dioses y que el film que ven es la vida. Sentado en el fondo de la sala, de repente me veo en un rincón de la pantalla; soy espectador de mi propia vida. Entonces tengo una revelación; sé por qué un dios bueno permite que nos pasen cosas horribles. Comprendo que no importa lo que nos pase, porque no somos reales, sino un entretenimiento para los dioses, de la misma manera que los personajes de los films lo son para nosotros.

Adolfo Bioy Casares.


About the life of wine

I suppose I got really into wine originally through my ex-husband. He had a big, kind of show-off cellar. But then I found out that I have a really sharp palate, and the more I drank, the more I liked what it made me think about the fraud he was. I do like to think about the life of wine, how it's a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing, how the sun was shining that summer or if it rained... what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes, and if it's an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I love how wine continues to evolve,how every time I open a bottle it's going to taste different than if I had opened it on any other day.Because a bottle of wine is actually alive -- it's constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks -- like your '61 -- and begins its steady, inevitable decline. And it tastes so fucking good.
Sideways. Alexander Payne.


I'm Ibiza

- Who wrote the phrase "No man is an island"? John Donne? John Milton? John F. Kennedy? Jon Bon Jovi?

Jon Bon Jovi. Too easy.
And, if I may say so, a complete load of bollocks.
In my opinion, all men are islands.
And what's more, now's the time to be one.
This is an island age.
A hundred years ago, you had to depend on other people.
No one had TV or CDs or DVDs or videos...
...or home espresso makers.
Actually, they didn't have anything cool.
Whereas now, you see...
...you can make yourself a little island paradise.
With the right supplies and the right attitude...
...you can be sun-drenched, tropical, a magnet...
...for young Swedish tourists.
Hi, it's Kristina. I haven't heard from you.
I had a great time last weekend. So give me a call, okay? 'Bye.
And I like to think that perhaps I am that kind of island.
I like to think I'm pretty cool.
I like to think I'm Ibiza.

About a Boy. Nick Hornby.

Ser alguien

El problema con mi generación es que todos creemos ser malditos genios. Tener una profesión ya no es suficiente, ni vender algo, ni enseñar algo, o incluso hacer algo: tenemos que SER alguien. Es nuestro derecho inalienable como ciudadanos del siglo XXI. ¿Si Christina Aguilera o Britney Spears, o algún idiota de American Idol puede ser alguien, por qué no podemos serlo nosotros?

A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby


Love is all around.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world,
I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow airport.

General opinion makes out that we live in a world
of hatred and greed
I don't see that.
Seems to me that love is everywhere.

Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy
but it's always there.

Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters,
husbands and wives,
boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends.
When the planes hit the Twin Towers,

none of the phone calls from
people on board
were messages of hate or revenge,

they were all messages of love.

lf you look for it,
I've got a sneaky feeling
you'll find that love
actually is all around.

Love Actually, Richard Curtis.


How dreams are prepared

1, 2, 3, 4.

Hi, welcome back to another episode of Televisión Educative.
Tonight, I'll show you how dreams are prepared.
People think it's a very simple and easy process,
but it's a bit more complicated than that.
As you can see, a very delicate combination
of complex ingredients is the key.
First, we put in some random thougths,
and then we ad a little bit of reminiscences of the day,
mixed with some memories from the past,
love, friendships, relationships, and all those ships,
together with songs you heard during the day,
things you saw and also a personal...
Ok, I think there's one.
There it goes, yes!
Ok, we have to run...
I'm talking quietly to not wake myself up.

The Science of Sleep, Michel Gondry.

Pursue the moment


Algo para decir

A la gente le gusta hablar y que la escuchen,
y no me parece mal,
después de todo,
Dios nos ha dejado solos en un mundo hostil.

El problema es que muy pocos
tienen algo importante para decir.

Marcelo Birmajer. Nuevas historias de hombres casados.



Alicia preguntó tímidamente:
_ ¿Podrías decirme, por favor, qué camino debo seguir para salir de aquí?

_ Eso depende en gran parte del sitio al que quieras llegar –dijo el Gato.

_ No me importa mucho el sitio… -dijo

_ Entonces tampoco importa mucho el camino que tomes –dijo el Gato.

_ …siempre que llegue a alguna parte –añadió Alicia como explicación.

_ Oh, siempre llegarás a alguna parte –aseguró el Gato- si
caminas lo suficiente.

Lewis Carrol. Alicia en el País de las Maravillas.

Fotos por Annie Leibovitz