To think thatthe past time was betteris a wasteof time.As it isdiscussedinthe lastWoody Allen´smovie "Midnight inParis"(2011),many people have amelancholynatureabout whatis related tothe "old" anddream withliving in othereras.Inthat way of being,that many peopleshare, Allengives his own scientific term: the "Golden Age syndrome".
Leaving aside the Freudian psychology,is also relevantto analyze whysome people withthese characteristicsdecidetoexpress theirfrustration(if they haveskillsor sensitivitytoit)through Art.Inall its forms:writing novels based in past Eras,painting picturesor illustrating scenes from past times, designing fashioninspirated in thepast,or evenmanyfilmdirectors havea recurrent themeinpast events of the story history.
Thisis wonderful andextraordinaryas well.Because thereare many more ways(unlesssomebody finally inventa time machine)to transport usto another momentin history.
May, 4th. 2012.
I have always saidthat Godwas wrongwith me.Ishould have been born, at least, when were stillrules (I love all therules).When the Beauty ofthe ordinary,the detailsandgood mannerswere moreimporantsthatthe economic problems whichnowflood themedia. Because, well...uhm, in the pastalso existedproblems.But unliketoday, people tookteain goodchina.
I realize that what I have saidaboveis ridiculouslyutopian, and taking intoaccount the realitythat we have got,especially in Europe, so I know this can beridiculous.I am awareof that.Times havechanged (Yes, ok I know...) andfor a XXI century´s motherwith five children, working and with a so large list of things to do like "making a tree costume for her 5 years old boy,the last thing that she has gotistimefor teain a cupof china(Not even she can have atea!).
But preciselyat this pointI invite you toreflect about it. Humanity had never had a so tecnologycall avanced life and with a lot of artificial instruments which make (or try to do) our life eassy likewe have today(as free ofsocial tiesbut in the other side, too much stressfuland so evenfrightening with too higher levelsthan ourgrandparentswere)
Does not the change of lifestyle by manytechnological facilitiesand practices, and new ways of living (seaside, duplex, houses or flat, or lofts) has made us to forget to having timeto enjoy of whatreally matters? That moment when the soul is totally alone with our thoughts, which invitesevery of us to find moments of "absoluteclarity", whichisoneself totally alonewithsoul andmind, andalso connected with other forms oflifethat naturegives, is notpossible today,except for some lucky people.
Only God knows that I would changeall the freedomsand advancements for to havetime for study, read, reflect, philosophize and feel my heartbeat . Andmakes my talentto workwith all the timein the world.