Friday, 12 October 2007
An universe and four elements..
Here at Agrigento, Sicilia, 2500 years ago, it was born the famous pre-Socratic philosopher Empedocles.. and among all his theories and ideas, he talked for the first time about the existence of four elements : water, air, earth and fire, present in all things. He believed that the origin of the universe was there .. love would be the force joining them all... and discord, hate, would be the one dividing, separating...
When looking at these landscapes, I understood why he had thought about that theory... Water was there, at thin rain and near sea..
Air was there, at fresh, gentle stormy breeze..
Earth was there, at green smell, trees, and stones …
and Fire.. my soul was on fire, trying not to miss any of those wonders and feeling how much all was joined..
A whole universe, yes..