It’s coming.

One morning, my wife and I were talking in the living room while our son was still asleep. Suddenly, the movements we hear in the bedroom are like hints. She looks in the direction of the hall leading to the bedroom and says : “It’s coming”. What a beautiful way to describe the wake of our own son, isn’t it? “It’s coming”. Like a heavy storm heading towards us with threatening dark gray clouds. In so many ways, kids take us by storm. Not only in the morning. All the time. They are always full of energy when you’re not....

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The time-stealers.

No police in the world can arrest them. No prosecutor, no judge, no magistrate can convict them. So much so that they have become the hyper-powerful people of modern times, so much so that they are free of all social and moral norms, to the point of enjoying total immunity. What exactly do they steal? Seconds, minutes and sometimes even hours. They are non-violent vampires, thirsty not for blood, but for time; the single most precious non-renewable resource we have. With no leaders and no clergy, they are the most dangerous unorganized gang in the world. Yet no one dares...

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The movement is contagious.

The world of watchmaking is divided. For some, a watch is a simple everyday object whose primary function is to tell the time. For others, it is a unique and exceptional work of art, which arouses admiration and sometimes justifies indecent prices to own one. Still others perceive it as a fashion object, a simple accessory that reflects their personality.   Whatever the case, if you observe the object carefully, you may find that the movement is contagious. The initial energy, produced by a succession of complex steps, generates the movement of the second hand at a steady pace. It then drives...

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Love people. Use things.

There is a misconception about people who declare not to be attached to things. Some think that, by being detached to things, they have managed to detached themselves from other people. They think that this philosophy leads to live superficial relationships with others. That they don’t care for the existence of others than themselves. That, they are selfish. I have crossed paths with many people who have shared this thought with me. As if, the love and attachment you feel for things, mirrors the love you have for people. This is absurd. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. By detaching...

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