East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai



[…] it’s very true that the East and the West have totally different perspectives on time. In the West there is a sense of importance given to time […]. But in the East inaction is as vital a movement as action. The East sees time more as a journey, completely separated from order. There is chaos in the journey – it is a big part of the journey actually.
[Fatima Bhutto]

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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Time

  1. Thank you for these beautiful words they are exactly what I need!
    In the last few days my mom commitments are literally sucking all my energies and I can not work on my stories, I can not read anything, I have a bunch of emails to answer and I won’t finish the story for the writing contest “Distopie impure”.
    It’s really frustrating!
    But perhaps all I need is just a change of perspective …
    Sometimes in a project inaction can be as vital as action.


  2. sorry… i wanted to write “my commitments as a mom”… can you see it?I wrote it too fast…


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