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  • Benedetto Croce affirms that everything is history, and that history is Spirit; so everything is Spirit.

    "How did everything begin?"
    At the end of his book, Roberto Calasso tells the secret of that marriage, where men and Gods would never be so close, at the same table, again. "What is the conclusion? Inviting Gods damages relationships with them, but it sets in motion the history... At the end, the couple introduced themselves: upright as they were statues, on a chariot drawn by a lion and a boar. Apollo was playing the zither, beside the chariot. Nobody was surprised at the sight of those unusual animals: didn't Harmony mean yoking together the opposite and the savage?... When the dragon leapt in the sky, that was the time to take the bride to bed. So the Olympians, waiting in line, presented their gifts. Zeus' present was the biggest and most mysterious one. He gave to Cadmus "the perfect whole". What did it mean? Cadmus bowed his head, grateful".

    "The perfect whole", it is stories that happen, terrible and lovely, cruel and kind, perpetually confined in the presence of Spirit. Spirit creates (as Eros), it administers (as Zeus), it puts order and it binds (Aphrodite and Eros).
    The horned and powerful shadow, it goes back to pits that seem to be twisted
    to the mind, a labyrinth of twists and plays, emotions gather like wet powder. The big top of the curtain is red like the blood, and it smells of wine.


    Benedetto Croce afferma che tutto è storia, e che la storia è lo Spirito; quindi tutto è Spirito.

    “Com’era cominciato tutto?”
    Alla fine del libro Roberto Calasso rivela il segreto di quel matrimonio, dove uomini e dei, a un unico tavolo, mai più sarebbero stati così vicini: “Che cosa concludere? Invitare gli dei rovina i rapporti con loro, ma mette in moto la storia.... Alla fine si presentarono gli sposi: eretti come statue, su un carro trainato da un leone e un cinghiale. Apollo suonava la cetra, accanto al carro. Nessuno si meravigliò alla vista di quegli animali inconsueti: non significava forse Armonia l’aggiogare l’opposto e il selvaggio?....Quando il drago guizzo nel cielo, fu il momento di accompagnare la sposa a letto. Allora gli Olimpi, in fila, presentarono i loro regali. Il più misterioso, e il più grande, fu il regalo di Zeus. Donò a Cadmo “tutto il perfetto”. Che cosa singnificava? Cadmo chinò la testa, grato.”

    "Il tutto perfetto", sono le storie che accadono, terribili e amabili, crudeli e gentili, circoscritte perennemente nella presenza dello spirito. Lo spirito crea (Eros), amministra (Zeus), ordina, lega e muove (Afrodite e Eros).
    L’ombra cornuta e possente, ritorna in cave che appaiono contorte alla mente, una labirinto di curve e giochi, le emozioni si addensano come polvere umida. Il tendone del sipario è rosso come il sangue, e odora di vino.
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