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Slow train coming

  The space is pervaded with green, with the chirping of birds and the sweet smell of pollen. We are in the countryside of Dordogne, and it would be difficult for anyone to find a more idyllic setting. In general, I try not to read the news, especially here, but whenever I do, that idyllic image is replaced by another one: the slow train, picking up speed downhill. The machine engineers are incompetent and instead of stopping it and repairing the faults with care, they keep on loading it with coal. Its lights are on in the darkness; they illuminate only the small patch in front, so the passengers could see the end, but only in a fashion.  Why are we in a such a hurry to destroy our civilisation? Do we have so much that we are bored with it? There was this boredom in the air before the epidemic in 2020. I had the feeling that people, especially the young ones, were waiting eagerly for something to happen. Anything. Just not that day after day boredom. They were trying to shake it off –

A Girl's Lament Under the Candy Sky

Walking in the park is my daily routine. The same trees, the same sky and even the same blades of grass appear under my feet, day after day. And yet, everything is as new as it can be. An assault on my sence of hearing made me look quickly to my left. The bushes and shrubs were covering the base of a huge tree, where, I could guess, a group of girls were arguing with each other. The voice of one of them was overwhelmed with emotion. She was lamenting something, wailing in her sorrow. Most likely it was just some mundane girls' stuff but for her it must have been very important. And somehow an insight struck me how awfully over the top our emotions usually are. At times, even small things make us feel as if this is the end of the world. The sky above was of the colour of pink candy. So ridiculously over the top. 


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