Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mercedes Barcha. Book, love, life.

"I have learnt so much from you people... I have learnt that everyone wants to live on top of a mountain, not realising that true happiness lies in the journey to the top itself. I learned that when a newborn baby first squeezes his father's finger with his fist, the feeling of that touch remains for the rest of his life. I learned..." Gabriel García Márquez Some authors may [...]

Luck and warning signs, strange coincidences.

Once, in a speech at a gala, Churchill proclaimed: "Health, wealth, fame, these are all important, but I should like to wish you just, Good luck! After all, on "TITANIK" most of the passengers were rich and famous. But only few of them were lucky to survive" Can one explain in a nutshell what luck and misfortune are? It's [...]

Wine in French schools, the history of one tradition

Don't you think there are too many inhibitions in our lives? On the face of it, these seem like useful prohibitions. Not to drink wine, beer or other alcohol and not to smoke in public places. The most popular ban of late has been the addition of another one - not wearing a mask, etc. But what's interesting is whether there are fewer people who are [...]

Music is a part of the soul that we are losing. Musician Joshua Bell

No one noticed how on a chilly January morning, a strange musician, a violinist, appeared in the lobby of the Enfant Plaza metro station. He played for 43 minutes, unnoticed and unrecognised by anyone. The musician was one of the greatest violinists in the world. And in his hands was a violin, a Stradivarius from 1713, worth almost four million dollars. He is 39 years old, and since 16 [...]

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