Modern contrasts

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Nedjelja na zasniježenom vrhu iznad metropole. Društvo se baca po bijelom, nizbrdo pa uzbrdo. Ležim podbočen i razmišljam kako ovdje, iznad obaveza i jurnjave grada, ništa nije toliko presudno, hitno, nužno. Kako me mali odmak od svakodnevnice osvježava i širi perspektivu. I koliko podcjenjujem taj odmak. Sjedam u topli ugostiteljski objekt i prepuštam se hedonizmu. Ima li nešto bitnije?

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sunday on the snowy peak above the metropolis. The gang inhales the white powder, downhill and then uphill. I lie on my side and ponder how up here, above the duties and hustle of the city, nothing is so crucial, urgent, necessary. How a small distance from everyday events refreshes and broadens perspective. And how much I devalue that distance. I sit in a warm eatery and resort to hedonism. Is there anything more important?

Sljeme peak, Medvednica mountain above Zagreb, Croatia. February 8th, 2015. © Igor Nobilo