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December 11, 2012

“Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time. Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.' - Michael Ende (1929 – 1995)  Momo, 1973 p.77 Rush is the motor of all our actions; it is the grand prix kinetics that surrounds all our life, speeding it up, making the most out of every single second, and worshipping a speed that does not make us better. Slowness is often related to negative values. Clumsiness, disinterest, tedium are dimensions that do not include the positive effects resulting from the paused, well-thought and safe attitude. Nevertheless, Important decisions cannot be taken always randomly or impulsively. We are all aware of that. The idea, SLOW, was applied to different essential areas of our existence: food, sex, health, work, schooling or leisure. The Slow Movement addresses the issue of [...]

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