PachaMama rising: HUMANO

7 08 2016

“At first they couldn’t speak to her, she had forgotten her own language… having spent 10 years on another planet, or six months on this Earth, as per our concept of space and time. Suddenly, it all came back to her. She spoke about a magical world, where people lived in harmony, and anything you wanted became real. It helps knowing that other ways of life also exist.” – Alan Stivelman (in Humano)

Footballers, like philosophers, need to have passion as well as intellect; they need to be a part of the game, not apart from it.

7 06 2014
Football is a dance, the partner is the ball. – Brazilian football coach for children.
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals – Aristotle
Football is a grand game for developing a lad physically and also morally, for he learns to play with good temper and unselfishness, to play in his place, and to play the game, and these are the best of training for any game of life.
Robert Baden-Powell
I love football. I love the aesthetics of football. I love the athleticism of football. I love the movement of the players, the antics of the coaches. I love the dynamism of the fans. I love their passion for their badge and the colour of their team and their country. I love the noise and the buzz and the electricity in the stadium. I love the songs. I love the way the ball moves and then it flows and the way a teams fortune rises and falls through a game and through a season. But what I love about football that it brings people together across religious divides, geographic divides, political divides. I love the fact that for ninety minutes in a rectangular piece of grass, people can forget hopefully, whatever might be going on in their life, rejoice in this communal celebration of humanity. The biggest diverse, invasive or pervasive culture that human kinds knows is football and I love the fact that at the altar of football human kind can come worship and celebrate. – Andy Harper (Former Newcastle player) 

a dedication to derrida

Derrida on football

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Illimani calling

10 08 2013
counting the days until i can get back to this extraordinary place
walk amongst the clouds together with my daughters
so close to heaven



“Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD rebuild the ruined places, and replant that which was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.” – Ezekiel 36:36

I read about this photo series by Nick Ballon in this weekend’s FT ( Made me even more desperate to get back to Bolivia–this time together with my daughters.

This photo series documents Lloyd Aéreo Boliviano (LAB), one of the world’s oldest surviving airlines, which was founded in 1925 — it’s played a very special role in every stage of the country’s history. .