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During a rainy July or a cold August, it’s a nice idea to read about holidays, mice, scarecrows, Wrocław and washing machines. A handful of the shortest short stories from the Everything’s Gonna Be Alright collective.
Everything's Gonna Be Alright
The idea of accepting what there is may feel cliched. Yet, when applied with moderation and a sprinkling of help from the Stoic philosophers, it might prove to be a useful exercise after all.
The Polish wedding reception (or ‘wesele’) is a thing of legend that has to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. It’s also an evening of joy, full of the warmest Polish traditions.
At first glance, one can assume that Igor Omulecki’s works from the Solaris cycle stay within the orbit of post-minimalism and op-art. After all, the minds of the inhabitants of the art world are somehow trained to create such connotations. However, as Władysław Strzemiński put it in his Theory of Seeing: “It is not what the eye catches mechanically that matters in the process of seeing, but the consciousness man has of his seeing.”
In these two extracts from the novel “Will You Still Love Me Yesterday?”, pensioners Grażyna and Ludwik plan a night of passion for the 50th anniversary of their first sexual encounter, before waking up in surprisingly different bodies.
In the late 19th century, Friedrich Nietzsche wrote the infamous words: “God is dead.” Yet rather than being a provocative attack on religion, the philosopher’s statement was an invitation to affirm one’s life.