Both Avatar movies are visual masterpieces. But they are more than mere entertainment. They serve as a remembrance of our connection to Nature. They also recount our past placing a mirror in front of us. They tell an old story set in the future and dare us to watch it from another perspective.
Category Archives: Literature & Film
My Favorite Books of 2022
I’ve read a lot of wonderful books this year but there are some readings that really made an impression on my mind and heart. Here are my reviews of my favorite readings of 2022.
Yes, Sensei!: The Teachers that Made Us
To prepare for the fourth season of Cobra Kai, I rewatched the whole series again and I have been thinking on the figure of the Sensei in this modern sequel to the 80s Karate Kid films.
The word sensei 先生 (せんせい) has been used to mean teacher. In fact, this word means “born before” so it is meant to refer to someone who was born before and therefore has the experience to impart knowledge and wisdom. Sensei, then, is not only a word reserved for schoolteachers, or karate masters, it’s also for someone who imparts knowledge and wisdom as a result of their experience and years.
Stories and Life
It seemed so simple, didn’t it?
You had a dream when you were little and the only plan was to follow it. It was going to come true eventually because in stories… dreams always do.
Watching Hell: Violence On-Screen
I sit there, my heart pounding, my fingers clutching my clothes without realising they are as the sound of guns continues… All I can think of is why? Why the hell are we watching this? Or better yet, why are we watching hell?
The Wandering Bookclub
Join The Wandering Bookclub: an online bilingual (English-Spanish) bookclub that meets monthly on Zoom to discuss books, connect, and have a good time.
World Mental Health Day: Ophelia’s Flowers
Today on World Mental Health Day I visited the Tate Britain Museum in London and I was finally able to behold one of my favourite paintings of all time: John Millais’ Ophelia.
Demons Within: Eckhart Tolle’s Pain-Body in Marvel’s Venom (2018)
The film Venom (2018), based on the character of Marvel Comics, hints at the concept of the pain-body introduced by spiritual master Eckhart Tolle in his world-renowned book The Power of Now.
Book Reviews June-July 2020
These are my reviews for some of the books I read in June and July 2020. Happy reading, everyone!
The Healing Power of Words
Words are important. Words have power. And there is something very powerful in being able to use words consciously. Not so long ago, I discovered how healing it can be to have the right words to verbalise your experiences.