welcome to diletto the paper on art & culture! 

 

the first issue is ready for downloading here and the second one too! the 3rd is out too due  - so, hope you were not bored without diletto! please also note diletto's, Aunt Jolesch's and Jolsch's Aunts'  international art contest! You are invited to contribute..

 


The most distinct sign of wisdom is

a constant merriment;

its status equals the things under the moon:

cheerful at all times.“

writes Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

in his Essays (561/r-565/1)

and this paper dedicates itself to all the

beauty & leisure & good things

that represent or lead to diletto.
Enjoy it & yourself!

 

 

 diletto is the ability to approach life with leisure and view it as a game.

That doesn’t mean that you’re not earnest, because while you play, you take it seriously.

But if you lose, it will not mean the end, but another game begins. Failing is a part of it, and doesn’t constitute a blow or a crisis. 

 

 

 

 

In this sense the term dilettantes is to be understood not as laymen, non-experts,but as people who live their lives and do everything with diletto – real experts of the art of living.

diletto –don’t live without it!