The pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclites once beautifully said that everything streams and is in a flux – “Panta Rhei”
Change happens all the time. Time changes. All the cells in our bodies substitute each other. Forces of nature interfere with the shape of our earth. Scientific developments are in a constant flux. Human beings move, experience and explore.
With the change of the season, I am joining Heraclites’ philosophy.
I’ll let it stream, I’ll let it float. The Panta Rhei has got me in its grasp. I’m drifting off to a direction I’ve never been in before. To somewhere abroad. Away from the beloved city of Amsterdam. Away from the place I call my home, my dear ones, and my favourite person in the world who I know as my love.
Yes it is true, I’m leaving my wonderful secure life in Amsterdam behind for a while. The rapids of the ongoing flux have brought me nowhere else than to Edinburgh. Why you might ask. Well, here I’ve come to pursue my dream to study ancient philosophy. Lots of change, some sad like missing my home and beloved ones, but also wonderful. There are many new adventures around the corner.
Hopefully I’ll learn to understand the depth of Heraclites words this year – through theory and practise.
// ps new adventure number one: fragilityofbeauty.com is now also Edinburgh based! Some of the beautiful moments, places and things I come across I will definitely share with you on my blog. So keep posted!//