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Paseo del arte

Text from "Allies" (The Way of the bow / El camino del arco) - Paulo Coelho.

The archer who does not share with others the joy of the bow and the arrow will never know his own qualities and defects. Therefore, before you begin anything, seek out your allies, people who are interested in what you are doing.

I'm not saying “seek out other archers”. I'm saying: find people with other skills, because the way of the bow is no different from any other path that is followed with enthusiasm.

Your allies will not necessarily be the kind of dazzling people to whom everyone looks up and of whom they say: “There's none better.” On the contrary, they are people who are not afraid of making mistakes and who do, therefore, make mistakes, which is why their work often goes unrecognised. Yet they are just the kind of people who transform the world and, after many mistakes, manage to do something that can make a real difference in their community.

Avete mai visto un elefante facendo la verticale con la sua proboscide? / Haver you ever seen an elephant doing a trunk stand?

Miguel Barceló elephant. Exposition from February 10th to June 13rd at Caixa Forum (Madrid).

They are people who can't bear to sit around waiting for things to happen in order to decide which attitude to adopt; they decide as they act, well aware that this could prove highly dangerous.


When he opens his hand and releases the string, he should say to himself: “As I was drawing the bow, I travelled a long road. Now I release this arrow knowing that I took the necessary risks and gave of my best.”

Xavier Mascaró figures, 'Xavier Mascaró. Esculturas' exposition.

The best allies are those who do not think like everyone else. That is why when you seek companions with whom you can share your enthusiasm for archery, trust your intuition and pay no attention to what anyone else may say. People always judge others by taking as a model their own limitations, and other people's opinions are often full of prejudice and fear.

Join with all those who experiment, take risks, fall, get hurt and then take more risks. Stay away from those who affirm truths, who criticise those who do not think like them, people who have never once taken a step unless they were sure they would be respected for doing so, and who prefer certainties to doubts.

Join with those who are open and not afraid to be vulnerable: they understand that people can only improve once they start looking at what their fellows are doing, not in order to judge them, but to admire them for their dedication and courage.

You might think that archery would be of no interest to, say, a baker or a farmer, but I can assure you that they will introduce whatever they see into what they do.

You will do the same: you will learn from the good baker how to use your hands and how to get the right mix of ingredients. You will learn from the farmer to have patience, to work hard, to respect the seasons and not to curse the storms, because it would be a waste of time.

Join with those who are as flexible as the wood of your bow and who understand the signs along the way. They are people who do not hesitate to change direction when they encounter some insuperable barrier, or when they see a better opportunity.

They have the qualities of water: flowing around rocks, adapting to the course of the river, sometimes forming into a lake until the hollow fills to overflowing, and they can continue on their way, because water never forgets that the sea is its destiny and that sooner or later it must be reached.

Join with those who have never said: “Right, that's it, I'm going no further,” because as sure as spring follows winter, nothing ever ends; after achieving your objective, you must start again, always using everything you have learned on the way.

Join with those who sing, tell stories, take pleasure in life, and have joy in their eyes, because joy is contagious and can prevent others from becoming paralysed by depression, loneliness and difficulties.

Join with those who do their work with enthusiasm, and because you could be as useful to them as they are to you, try to understand their tools too and how their skills could be improved.


The time has come, therefore, to meet your bow, your arrow, your target and your way.

* (Super) maxi sailor sweater (I could enter twice there!): H&M.
* Bag: Oysho.
* Necklace: Lady Desidia.

Adoro i sabato mattina in centro con la mia famiglia, vedendo l'arte per strada, mangiando le tapas (patatas bravas e calamares in questo caso, mmm!) e sentendo il sole... / I love Saturday mornings when I go to the city centre with my family, enjoying art, eating tapas (today it was patatas bravas and calamares) and feeling the sunshine on me.

Grazie mille a tutti per i vostri commenti e grazie a tutti quelli che seguono questo piccolo blog! / Thank you so much for your nice comments everyone, I will try to comment you back asap. Thanks to all the people that follow this little blog too!


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75 comentarios:

  1. Detalles inverosimiles de ciudades estupendas!


  2. Awh that jumper looks so cosy!



  3. belle sculture e carino questo look =)

  4. La escultura del elefante me fascina, es preciosa! Al igual que tu maxi jersey, me están entrando unas ganas de salir de compras! Pero no, no!!! Estoy de exámenes hasta el miércoles y mi cumpleaños está cerca asi que me tienen prohibida la compra de toda prenda por si cae jajajaja
    Un besito!!

  5. ¡qué arte! Me han gustado las fotos. Un gran beso

  6. Gracias por tu visita y por este blog diferente.
    Las fotos estupendas.

    Saludos y hasta pronto.

  7. me gusta mucho la imagen de elefante delante de la Caixa Madrid y tu jersey es estupendo!

  8. Muy lindas todas las fotos ;)


  9. i llove that elephant!
    i lloove you outfit!

  10. I love love love your outfit and style! So cute.

  11. amazing photos.

    look like so much fun, and i love your top. It looks comfy.

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  12. Darling, I love your roomy sweater! The purse looks so petite against it:)


  13. I looked at that jumper the other day looks gorgeous on you love the way you have styled it xoxo

  14. Loved reading this, and enjoyed the elephants and the figures :)
    Great new header too!

  15. I love those photos, the elephant display is awesome!


  16. Qué pasada no tengo palabras... es que me encanta el elefante super original.. y luego las fotos de los flautistas de hierroo.. Dios que pasada!!:)

  17. that's awesome! great art pieces & lovely outfit :)

  18. oh ma che belle queste statue...e che bella tu!

  19. Love the jumper, I own one just like it, maybe not so lovely and huge though! I also loved the statue of the elephant, so creative :)

  20. Hola!
    Acabo de ver tu blog, y sinceramente te sigo porque es genial!
    Unas fotos muy CHIICS y un texto muy bien especificado :)
    espero que tú también me sigas!
    Pásate cuando quieras bss.

  21. awesome outfit!owww an the elaphant is amazing

  22. I adore your outfit and this necklace is fabulous !

  23. Que preciosidad de esculturas! me encantan, de verdad :3
    Muchísimas gracias por pasarte por mi blog!

    PS: Tienes un estilo muy chulo!

  24. simpaticissima questa installazione! e che bella la tua maglia xl!

  25. Las estatuas de Xavier Mascaró me recuerdan a unas que vi en Berlín, impresionantes... el trabajo en hierro forjado no sé por qué, pero me impresiona un montón!!

    Me alegro de que te gustara mi artículo sobre Skins y la anorexia, ahora ando preparando otro sobre autismo, que me lo están pidiendo a gritos!


  26. Hola guapa, por tu comentario en mi blog yo he descubierto el tuyo, estas cosas son así. a mi tambien me ha gustado mucho tu blog, así que me apunto. Besos

  27. Oh, it's been so long since I've visited! Sorry about that!

    You look so lovely, I just can't get over how gorgeous your hair is :)

    ♥ Aya

  28. Gorgeous sculptures! I'm loving that sweater of yours. =)


  29. Great philosophy and I love your sweater!

  30. I LOVE your stripe shirt, this is incredible!!!! I want it!

  31. ciao grazie per essere passata da me!!!! ;)
    Mi piace un sacco la tua maglia, carinissima...Mi metto tra i tuoi sostenitori...xoxo Eli

  32. Haha questo elefante è stupendo!
    E tu bellissima, bellissima!

  33. that loose blouse looks so comfortable! :D

  34. Bonito blogg:)
    gracias por tu comentari en el mío
    por cierto me encanta tu jersey marinero

  35. really love your blog, awesome style

    want to link exchange??

    come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

  36. Me encantaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa tu jersey! Y lo del elefante... jajajajajajajaja me ha hecho muchísima gracia!
    1 besazo guapa :)

  37. AMAZING sweater and the elephant sculpture is blowing me away!

  38. Grazie mille per essere passata dalle mie parti!!
    Poi mi dirai come fai a dire che il tuo è un piccolo blog...hai un sacco di SEGUACI!

  39. Hola comadre! Bellisimas fotos! Espero te encuentres bien te mando muchos saludos!

  40. I think the Elephant is fantastic!!!

  41. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I am enjoying yours!

  42. Qué guapa, me encanta ese jersey y fíjate que yo seguro que nunca lo hubiera comprado, y ahora lo veo en ti y me parece precioso. Me ha encantado la imagen del elefante. Un beso. Muua

  43. q bien q estes ociosa!!! jeje
    a ver si acabo los examenes...
    Me encanta tu cami de rayitas, esta temporada H&M esta triunfando.
    Besotes pretty

  44. I adore the upside down elephant! I wish I could've seen it in real life, I'm a big fan of such eccentricities. :)

  45. You've got a nice blog!

  46. Those statues are really impressive! And you are such a pretty girl!

  47. I love installations, so great to look at. That elephant is wonderful- so is your outfit!

  48. Ahhh ho capito e grazie per le parole!!! Il mio Italiano non e molto bene, pero voglio imparare piu...e tu hai bisogno di tornare a Roma! :) :)

    haha, anyway this post was so inspiring to me. Amazing words of wisdom.

    Baci xx

  49. qué guapa!
    visita mi tienda online a ver si te gusta! :)

  50. Que fotos tan geniales! y tu vas ideal! q envidia de pelo de verdad!! un saludo!


  51. mi piace un sacco il tuo stile! bella anche la canzone di giorgia e gianna :)

  52. Cool pictures! I really like your navy sweater too!

  53. I absolutely adore your sailor sweater - it's so pretty!! :)

  54. Wow, that elephant is magnificent! And you look so chic in your Parisian stripes!

  55. Ay, me encanta el look!! tengo que ir a H&M, que ya os he visto a varias bloggers cosas chulísimas!!
    qué gracia el elefante! estuve en Caixa Forum la última vez que fui a Madrid.
    Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, que sepas que te leemos bastante tb, pero es que en mi casa no se me abre tu blog!!qué cosas, así que lo hago aquí en el despacho cuando puedo, como ahora:-)!!!

  56. Thanks for sharing photos of the sculptures - they're so interesting! And I just love your sweater! I keep seeing stripes everywhere and I keep falling more and more in love with them!

  57. que chulas las esculturas!!y tu super guapa cone se maxi jersey
    1 besazo

  58. me encanta el jerseyy!
    me compré uno muy parecido aunque como es de mangas cortas lo estoy dejando para verano :)
    las figuras/estatuas son rarísimas, llaman mucho la atención.

  59. Stunning - the photographs and you!

    I LOVE your blog - i'll add you to my blogroll right after this comment =]

    Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment on my blog, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it half as much as I did writing it and I absolutely loved hearing your opinion. Its comments from lovelies like yourself that make blogging worthwhile =]

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x

  60. qué chulas las esculturas...y ese jersey...creo que te lo voy a tener que copiar...

  61. wonderful sweater :) I like your look :)


Thanks for all your comments - I appreciate them all. :)