Monday, August 11, 2014

Reason To Be

Someone I Met Earlier This Summer, in Palm Springs, 2014

I've been thinking about a phrase my friend Tiziana mentioned in an email. She wrote this email back in April. I know I have something to say about it, but it is still percolating...
"In Italian we would say "ha un suo perché" (it is a slang that we use when something unusual has its own reason to be)."

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  1. Was he friendly? And what a good saying - makes me think of a platypus...

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    1. He was behind a little fence, so I'm not sure exactly how friendly he was, but he was very calm, cool, and collected. He paced back and forth with complete poise, like a model on a runway. It was so great.

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  2. That phrase too has its own, perfect reason to be I bet; seems very useful. Sometimes English falls short.

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  3. beautiful phrase....without judgment, just being.

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  4. amelia from z tasty lifeAugust 11, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Idiomatic sentences are my favorite part of a language: you learn so much about a culture through them!
    The literal translation in Italian of "ha un suo perche'" is "it is it's own why"... asking questions is at the beginning of all curiosity. Having your own "why" means you can stand your own questions, and find your own way. Lovely expression indeed. Grazie Tiziana for the reminder!

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  5. We have many doors to meet new commers. Shall we welcome them or neglect them not opening a door? Novelists usually try to open unudual doors.

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  6. the picture and Italian phrase are a perfect pair.

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  7. Love that, and the javelina.

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  8. Your friend there is adorable.

    I haven't heard the quote, but I like it a lot.

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    1. Adorable, indeed. You should have seen him walk around. Amazing...

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  9. I do not fully understand, but I will ponder this along with all the other things that I am currently pondering. By the way that is just the cutest little javelina ever.

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    1. Happy pondering, Teresa. That javelina was the sweetest!

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  10. love that javelina!
    it's a good phrase to remember for those things or people we see as outside "the norm." set aside judgments. there are myriad reasons for being, often beyond our ken.

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  11. You exhibit such a beautiful calm, Nancy. I wonder if this is something you've always had, or something you've cultivated over time... Lovely.

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  12. PS (for Nancy) I made the Fresh Dill-Feta Quick Bread in your book. We loved it!

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  13. indeed, everything has un suo perche'...

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    1. Still thinking about this... Sometimes it is difficult to see the reason, but I suppose that does not mean it doesn't exist.

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  14. I just wrote this phrase down and stuck it to my wall. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love that phrase! Will also write it down. Thnx :)

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