A few centuries ago, in May 1482 precisely for the occasion of the marriage of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco, Sando Botticelli created one of his most widely recognisable pieces, a simple tempera on wood, presenting a scene that introduces a group of figures in an orangery. The exact meaning of the study is unknown, however, the title “La Primavera” (Spring) immerses the mind in self-reflexion. This piece can be admired in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy.
La Primavera… of mind | The renewal of thoughts | The rebirth of paradigms | The spring of perspectives |
Sometimes we are so much grounded in our own opinions, expertise and experiences that seeing other perspectives from a place of pure curiosity, sincere openness and genuine respect becomes an issue.
For some diversity means another buzz word associated with CSR or that trendy marketing take on ethically conscious commercial eco-systems. How do we actually come about diversity in daily living, simple day-to-day experiences? How easy or difficult it is to see things from a different perspective than our own?
Think: daily routine
Think: food & drink choices
Think: circles of people I interact
Think: places I go to
Think: books I read
Think: programs I watch
Think: your choices
Are we actually in need for a total transformation of our credo? Or simply just need to stop being so strongly attached to our cultural and/or social heritage?
Questions to be asked… La Primavera of Mind