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What would you choose? The Unbearable Lightness of Being or burdened down with love?

“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground.

But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body.

The heaviest of burdens is an image of life’s most intense fulfillment.

The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become.

Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant.

What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?” Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

What would you choose?

To be married with children or be single?

Remain in your hometown or migrate to “greener pastures”?

Have your own “independent business” or work for a multinational?

Wait for election times or be an activists?

Go on with a life of acts of faith or reflect and act on your doubts?

Lead a shadowless life or speak up?

Get down with real life or be the recluse person?

People who were raised in nature appreciate and apprehend nature’s indifference and the heavy burden to be associated with and linked to its brutal careless process that does not match our logical comprehension.

Urban people, born and living in cities have this opportunity to feel totally independent of nature and are light in their rational understanding of what is life and what is nature.




March 2023

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