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#123531 - 02/22/04 03:10 PM Re: Sprezzatura
maahey Offline
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I humbly concede to your obviously intense knowledge of the condition, the regions so clubbed and of the unlucky existences therein


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#123532 - 02/22/04 06:48 PM Re: unlucky
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In reply to:

unlucky existences therein



Very interesting perception. Of Aristotle's sixteen constituents of happiness, good luck was one.


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#123533 - 02/22/04 06:57 PM Re: Sprezzatura
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i recognize my good luck (frequently) one comment that recently struck a chord with me--was that many americans get upset when their pets drink water from a toilet bowl.

over 75%of the people of world's population would be very happy to have a ready supply of water as clean as can be found in most amercian toilet bowls.(most of them are forced to drink water much more contaminated.)

everytime i open a tap (and i drink several glasses of water a day) i try to remember, what ever else might not be perfect in my life, i am extremely blessed and lucky in many, many ways.

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#123534 - 02/22/04 10:23 PM When u sez sprezz
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When u sez sprezz, u sez it all.

Another sprezz moment:

The birth of a child.


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#123535 - 02/22/04 10:26 PM Re: When u sez sprezz
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The birth of a child.

have you BEEN at a birth?

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#123536 - 02/23/04 12:03 AM sprezzial moments
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Have you BEEN at a birth?

Yup. And it was very sprezzial!


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#123537 - 02/23/04 05:46 AM Re: sprezzial moments
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Sprezzatura is the art of making the difficult look easy.

Sorry, but I've never seen a woman giving birth that could make that look easy and I have been present at many births.




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#123538 - 02/23/04 06:56 AM A performance sublime
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Sprezzatura is the art of making the difficult look easy.

That's bravura.

Sprezzatura is making the impossible, possible ... if only for a moment, a startling, shimmering, mind-shearing, joyous, epiphany of a moment.

A performance sublime
That's "Sprezzatura"
The best after that
"Ehh, bravura".

A single sprezz moment lasts a life-time.

It could even make a life-time otherwise wasted, well-lived.

A person can even die with sprezz. In fact, it's the only way to go.







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#123539 - 02/23/04 08:19 AM have you BEEN at a birth?
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Well, yeah. Pretty much everyone has.

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#123540 - 02/23/04 08:37 AM Re: A performance sublime
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That's bravura.
not according to the definition we've been going along with all this time.

Quick definitions bravura

noun: brilliant and showy technical skill


I'm with Connie on this one.

and TEd:

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