Jerry Durrell

Gerry Durrell on my mind

    “In his second year, Leo decided, after mature reflection, that it was a lion’s duty to roar. He was not awfully sure how to go about it, so he would retire to quiet corners of his cage and practice softly to himself, for...

Words

Bilingual and vocal

“In a language we understand, we have replaced opacity of sound by transparency of idea” ~Marcel Proust     A few months ago, I wrote a guest blog post for EURO RSCG’s blog. The staffs of EURO RSCG were kind enough to have the post...

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Book review: The Thoughtful Dresser

If I believed that when writing “The Thoughtful Dresser: The Art of Adornment, the Pleasures of Shopping, and Why Clothes Matter” Linda Grant had one single purpose in mind – to liberate us from the notion that caring about clothes and appearance is trivial and...

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The Sea, The Sea

I found the novel in a small and stuffy bookstore in a not so little village, located somewhere in the upper right corner of the map. It was a summer of many disappointments. I had dreamed of spending it by the softly rolling warm waves...

Reading

Why do I love reading so much? It’s one of the best ways to learn new things. I love seeing a thought elegantly transformed into words. Words are a potent way to create notions and descriptions. They stir your imagination and in the case of...