An incredible and ferocious battle and the testimony of a lost era.
Christina Pluhar was born in 1965 in the austrian city of Graz . She is a musician and plays the harp, lute, and theorbo. She specialized in ancient and baroque music. Nowadays she lives in Paris where in the year 2000 she has created the mutinational musical group L’Arpeggiata, after a long career in orchestras.
We tend to think of plastic as a cheap, inferior and ugly material used to make children’s toys, garden furniture and throwaway bottles. But as an experiment, imagine for a moment a world in which plastic was extremely rare, like gold or platinum, and plastic objects were devastatingly expensive to produce.
I’m in the Athens Metro (what the English would call underground and the Americans subway). I’m reading a book on ZEN and absorb its brief tips for peace, internal balance, understanding of the humans and the natural environment.
My acquaintance with Vera Pavlova’s poetry began when I came across a small collection of hers. I vividly recall holding the black-and-white book entitled “The Intimate Diary of a Straight-A Schoolgirl” (2000), which I opened at random to find: Your surrounding air trembles Like the around a beehive…
I am very moved by one detail | in the coronation at Vlachernai of John Kantakuzinos | and Irini, daughter of Andronikos Asan.
The body may be pretty but the glance is empty.