An old man sits on a bench in the park. He is still. After observing that he didn’t move for some minutes, standing with his head looking down, a lady comes and asks him:
– Mister, what are you looking at with such concentration?
– At the twittering dove as they eat bread crumbs.
– But…. why?
– It inspires me.
The lady doesn’t understand the answer and goes away. Hours pass and afternoon comes. Seeing the old man still for a quarter of hour, with his head looking up, a child comes and asks him:
"Still Life with a Skull", Paul Cezanne, 1895-1900
Apples are our favorite fruits. Probably they also are the first from which we bit…. even if a bite from the apple picked from the forbidden tree had as a consequence the banishment of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Heavens. Still, we don’t have any resentment against apples: we eat many and with lust.
Apple are, in some ways, as feelings: they have different shapes, colors and tastes. You will never find an apple identical to another. Alike it, yes, but identical, no.
A beer bottle…. broken;…. canned fish…. biscuit boxes… glass jar fragments…. many, many bags… a water can….. a 50 metters long cable… some enigmatic light bulbs… a broken TV!?! This is what I found last year, on 25 september 2010, on a Saturday, at “Let’s Do It, Romania!” (1), when I, my twin brother, my collegues from class 8C and the mathemathics teacher went, along other 200.000 volunteers, to clean the land of our beloved nation!
This year, on 24 september, another Saturday, this thing is going to happen again. Last year, 1% of our country’s population went to the “national cleaning”. This year, the initiators hope to be 500.000 volunteers, which means 2,5% of the country’s population. This procent seems very small, taking into account how much tons of garbage are being left by romanians in the middle of nature! In 2010, 600.000 garbage sacs were collected. If the proportion is kept, this year 1.500.000 sacs of garbage would be raised. And yet, is it enough>