October 21st, 2014
Not at the beach but sun can be pretty skin pinching, and a little of shadow is pleasant if you want to fight with QM on balcony. - © photonmessage.com -

Not at the beach but sun can be pretty skin pinching, and a little of shadow is pleasant if you want to fight with QM on balcony. - © photonmessage.com -

October 19th, 2014
Why using hands when opening an husk with feet is safer and easier? Why picking chestnut in the morning if at night it is more fun*? (*fun till you are in a safe area). It’s fall time in Sicily, once again and I fear I am still stuck in my teens 0.o  - ©photonmessage.com -

Why using hands when opening an husk with feet is safer and easier? Why picking chestnut in the morning if at night it is more fun*? (*fun till you are in a safe area). It’s fall time in Sicily, once again and I fear I am still stuck in my teens 0.o - ©photonmessage.com -

October 18th, 2014
Shop window in Zafferana Etnea (CT). - © photonmessage.com -

Shop window in Zafferana Etnea (CT). - © photonmessage.com -

October 12th, 2014
26°C. Sunday afternoon. Mid October. The streets are almost empty. Birds singing. Jazz music. Great book. A nice way to refresh soul :) - © photonmessage.com -

26°C. Sunday afternoon. Mid October. The streets are almost empty. Birds singing. Jazz music. Great book. A nice way to refresh soul :) - © photonmessage.com -

October 9th, 2014
About 10 years ago I asked an external HD. My father had giggled for days saying to many people (with a pinch of pride) these words: “my daughter doesn’t look for bags, shoes and similar things. She looks for HD, computers,cameras and other tech things”. During Easter lunch with family my mother added a line to what my father said: “let’s pretend we do not know whose fault is if she looks for this stuff…” and they both laughed. Today this memory has crossed my mind when i have found myself changing the HD of my laptop (easy operation i learned thanks to the webmaster and my father). I couldn’t help, I smiled and giggled - © photonmessage.com -

About 10 years ago I asked an external HD. My father had giggled for days saying to many people (with a pinch of pride) these words: “my daughter doesn’t look for bags, shoes and similar things. She looks for HD, computers,cameras and other tech things”. During Easter lunch with family my mother added a line to what my father said: “let’s pretend we do not know whose fault is if she looks for this stuff…” and they both laughed. Today this memory has crossed my mind when i have found myself changing the HD of my laptop (easy operation i learned thanks to the webmaster and my father). I couldn’t help, I smiled and giggled - © photonmessage.com -

October 5th, 2014
Curios street details - © photonmessage.com -

Curios street details - © photonmessage.com -

September 1st, 2014

"Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance"

Hans Urs von Balthasar

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August 20th, 2014
At last Aragorn stood above the great gates, heedless of the darts of the enemy. As he looked forth he saw the eastern sky grow pale. Then he raised his empty hand, palm outward in token of parley.
The Orcs yelled and jeered. ‘Come down! Come down!’ they cried. ‘If you wish to speak to us, come down! Bring out your king! We are the fighting Uruk-hai. We will fetch him from his hole, if he does not come. Bring out your skulking king!’
‘The king stays or comes at his own will,’ said Aragorn.
‘Then what are you doing here?’ they answered. ‘Why do you look out? Do you wish to see the greatness of our army? We are the fighting Uruk-hai.’
‘ I looked out to see the dawn,’ said Aragorn.
‘What of the dawn?’ they jeered. ‘We are the Uruk-hai: we do not stop the fight for night or day, for fair weather or for storm. We come to kill, by sun or moon. What of the dawn?’
‘None knows what the new day shall bring him,’ said Aragorn. ‘Get you gone, ere it turn to your evil.’
‘Get down or we will shoot you from the wall,’ they cried.
‘This is no parley. You have nothing to say.’
‘I have still this to say,’ answered Aragorn. ‘No enemy has yet taken the Hornburg. Depart, or not one of you will be spared. Not one will be left alive to take back tiding to the North. You do not know your peril.’
So great a power and royalty was revealed in Aragorn, as he stood there alone above the ruined gates before the host of his enemies, that many of the wild men paused, and looked back over their shoulders to the valley, and some looked up doubtfully at the sky. But the Orcs laughed with loud voices; and a hail of darts and arrows whistled over the wall, as Aragorn leaped down.
- The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien PG 704
August 7th, 2014
Finally! :) - © photonmessage.com -

Finally! :) - © photonmessage.com -

July 21st, 2014
We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past — whether he admits it or not — can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics: Seeing the Form (via vincentsquotes)