Thursday, 31 July 2014

Constant now

After that "honeymoon", we came back to our respective routine, intoxicated and spellbound by our love.
Everything could change in our lives, but we would be each other's constant.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Britain on Instagram

Taken from this hilarious post from BuzzFeed.


Monday, 28 July 2014

Exhausted but happy as a clam


Once again, an almost-pristine trip has come to an end... Memories to keep:
- the good-hearted farmer in Heddon, and her copious breakfast
- the terror of finding a pack of cows blocking our way (and not knowing then that they were more afraid than us)
- the Mithras temple in hte middle of the countryside: "Vamos, ¡que esta noche invita Mithras!"
- the extensive rain on our third day of walking
- the cliffs, and having lunch watching the sheep and the lake below us
- the raw milk, regional cheese and the delicious organic beef and eggs we had at the place with the Flash Gordon old lady with enormous hands
- Carlisle, the hidden jewel of the west coast of England
- the solitude of Bowness, with the pub owner ironing her laundry, the nice tea room, and the crunchy crabs
- the feeling of accomplishment when we got our badges and certificates
- that surprised "¡ohtiá!" when the hen tried to invade another people's table
- the alarming amount of dead animals like a mole (topete), rabbits, a hare, a badger, several birds, a hedgehog...
- the mess involving brown sugar on The Elephant House, and the "Excuse me..." moment afterwards
- the dinner we had at the most expensive restaurant we had ever been, with the fancy napkin moves of the waiters
- that exact moment when you thought that I was going to propose to you when the lights lowered there
- the "yo a ti no te hablo" moment and the subsequent laughs
- the unexpected heat wave in Scandinavia, and the summer storm with hail that followed

Memories to forget (or not that much):
- the Sabina-voiced, nervious drunk Englishman on our second flight
- the 4+ hour delay in our flight back home

Muchísimas gracias por la compañía :)

Thursday, 24 July 2014

"The unfinished symphony of you and me"

And other nice book names you find while walking down the Royal Mile dodging disoriented tourists.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

When I'm a film director...

... I'll make characters humming absent-mindedly while doing their daily routines, while they feel bored or when they don't know what to say. That'll be my signature style.
He dicho.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Organic positivism

"Jolly good!"
- The extremely friendly Flash Gordon old lady with enormous hands

Friday, 18 July 2014

Heddon

"Don't try and leave without paying, or my dogs will follow you and lick you to death!"

- Paula, the good natured owner of an English countryside farm

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hadrian's

"[There was] a time in which the old gods were gone,
the new ones had not yet arrived, and man was alone."

- Gustave Flaubert, about the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian

122 A. D., there we go! The second journey of our lives may begin ^.^

Friday, 11 July 2014

Scarred

"What a collection of scars you have. Never forget who gave you the best of them, and be grateful, our scars have the power to remind us that the past was real."

- Hannibal Lecter, "Red Dragon" (Brett Ratner, 2002)

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Mitología y religión

¿Cuál es el límite entre lo considerado como mitología y lo considerado como religión?

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La mitologíasegún la RAE, es el "conjunto de mitos de un pueblo o de una cultura, especialmente de la griega y romana", mientras que la religión se define como "conjunto de creencias o dogmas acerca de la divinidad, de sentimientos de veneración y temor hacia ella, de normas morales para la conducta individual y social y de prácticas rituales, principalmente la oración y el sacrificio para darle culto."

Entonces, ¿la distinción principal es que la mitología se refiere a religiones que ya no son practicadas, y por tanto se relegan a "estudio de los mitos" sin nombrar el seguimiento, la veneración y prácticas rituales que antaño generaban?

Cada religión tiene un conjunto de mitos propios, que son narraciones tradicionales con una perspectiva mitográfica. Pero, en el lenguaje y por tanto en su acepción vernácula, existe una clara diferencia entre lo que denominamos como mitología (que engloba, por ejemplo, a la historia relacionada con Zeus, el toro blanco y Europa, o la narración de Narciso y su reflejo en un lago) y la llamada religión (las cosas "serias" o sagradas, como la fábula del pan y los peces, el arca de Noé con las parejas de animales tras el Diluvio Universal o el vino de las bodas de Caná).

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