When I arrived in Ghana, I was told about a good place to eat on campus between the fire station and the music department. There, you can find your favorite dishes for a cheap price and a calm, pleasant atmosphere.
As a European, I grew up with the understanding that the government guided my choices in subtle ways. This influence was always confined to the social sphere and the relations between human beings.
Angelo, with his Freudian jaw, pensive/ wisely aged eyes, vibrantly silver hair, could strike you as a Steve McCurry muse – if the famed photographer should ever have ventured to Berkeley.
I am at Strada every day – Strada being a café near UC Berkeley, situated at the crossing of Bancroft and University, a corner that transitions you from frat-housing to “public” academic grind.
I am a die-hard Anthony Bourdain (Parts Unknown) fan who seeks to portray the grander truth of our world via the storytelling of charm, warmth, and nuance in every culture/ location encounter.
Arrogance is a coverup. A lack of self-confidence that can only detract from true beauty. Results from resentment. Of any rejection. Salomé was ruled by desire and a relentless need to avenge.
René Magritte, the most influential Belgian artist of the 20th century, never explained anything. Nor did he ever analyze. Especially his own highly thought-provocative work. It speaks for itself.
You came to give me your goodbye and left before I blinked the moon out of my eyes. I had no recourse except to sleep deeper this time. Now you’re up there, airborne, temporarily, of course...