23 de enero de 2018

PARLIAMO, miércoles 24 de enero a las 18:00 h., Seminario

Ciao a tutti!
Vi aspetto il prossimo mercoledì 24 gennaio per dibattere sui soldi. Come, quando e in cosa spendere i soldi?
Un saluto a tutti,

LET'S TALK, jueves 25 de enero a las 16:30h. o viernes 26 de enero a las 19:30h., Seminario

Is poetry a forgotten artform? Do lovers still pen poetic lines to celebrate their love?

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
   So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
   So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
(W. Shakespeare, sonnet no. 18)

Does poetry have a place in literature? What happened to the Haiku craze? Does it take 259 years to become a superstar like the Scots poet, Robert Burns who is celebrated internationally in suppers dedicated to his work? (25th January) www.robertburns.org

A Man's a man For A' That (Rabbie Burns)

Is there for honest Poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
The coward slave-we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that!
For a' that, an' a' that.
Our toils obscure an' a' that,
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The Man's the gowd for a' that.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an' a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A Man's a Man for a' that:
For a' that, and a' that,
Their tinsel show, an' a' that;
The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that.

Ye see yon birkie, ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;
Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that:
For a' that, an' a' that,
His ribband, star, an' a' that:
The man o' independent mind
He looks an' laughs at a' that.

A prince can mak a belted knight,
A marquis, duke, an' a' that;
But an honest man's abon his might,
Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!
For a' that, an' a' that,
Their dignities an' a' that;
The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
Are higher rank than a' that.

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.

Come along to your public library for a fun chat in English on Thursday at 4.30pm. (Native English speakers free of charge) For more information please ask at the information desk.

VAMOS A FALAR, jueves 25 de enero a las 19:30h., Seminario

Semana passada mencionamos como a tecnologia tem afetado nosso cotidiano. Hoje a maioria das pessoas controla sua vida por meio dos aplicativos e do uso intenso dos celulares e computadores, inclusive para armazenar informação simples que antes nos dávamos o trabalho de memorizá-la. O celular se tornou a extensão do nosso corpo. Por causa disso, muitas vezes, as perspectivas futuras são temerosas em relação a como será a vida das próximas gerações ou mesmo em um futuro próximo, como daqui a cinco anos. No entanto, o avanço tecnológico também nos trouxe muita comodidade e possibilitou o acesso de conteúdo que antes era restrito a quem podia pagá-los, por exemplo, hoje é possível baixar livros totalmente de graça por meio da rede e lê-lo por qualquer dispositivo digital. Vamos discutir mais sobre esse tema? Qual sua opinião sobre o avanço tecnológico? Você identifica mais prejuízo ou benefício? Vamos conversar?!. 

PARLONS ENSEMBLE, viernes 26 de enero a las 19:30 h., Fondo Local

Bien le bonjour à toutes et à tous !

Cette fois-ci, nous allons échanger sur le thème du secret !
Qu'est-ce qu'un secret ? Quelles sont les causes du silence ? Tout le monde en a-t-il ? Dans les meilleures familles on dit qu'on peut en trouver, est-ce vrai ? D'ailleurs comment les découvre-t-on ?
Peut-on les ressentir dans l'ambiance ? Quels sont les impacts de cacher des aspects de nos vies ?
La clandestinité apporte-t-elle autre chose que des tourments ou inconvénients ?
La face cachée de tout être est.elle synonyme de scandale, de péché ou bien peut-elle vouloir dire intimité charmante, jardin secret, invulnérabilité ?

Voici donc quelques pistes de réflexion...
Nous pourrions imaginer pour notre séance d'annoncer un aspect "secret" de notre personne, chacun son tour, mais annonçant que personne ne saura si cela est vrai ou pas !
Et n'oublions pas : "Secret de deux, secret de Dieu, secret de trois, secret de tous" (Proverbe français)
"Quand les mystères sont très malins, ils se cachent dans la lumière" (Jean Giono)


Je vous attends nombreux en vous souhaitant du soleil dans les coeurs, secrets ou pas.