“Man can kill a flower, two flowers, three flowers...but he cannot destroy spring”. This well-known Gandhian aphorism, an inseparable friend of human consciences supporting the defence of peace, has inspired our reflection, which, albeit briefly, desires to retrace some Zambranian considerations on the essentiality of being peace, revitalizing hope in ourselves. What hope? The one that arises «from a suffering that every human birth entails» and which crystallizes – as the radiant and touching words of Maria Zambrano suggest to us – in the «very transcendence of life that incessantly flows», «the one that extracts its own strength from emptiness, from adversity, from opposition, without for this opposition to anything, without launching itself into any kind of war». In an age torn apart by the existential crisis, marked by the horror of violence, Maria Zambrano surprises with metaphysical speculation in which the profound messages of creation hid. At the same time, by exploring the slow and pathetic chastity of the logos, she manages to penetrate the abysmal meanderings of reality without allowing herself to be «dyed to domination, to commercial imposition». On this horizon of thought, philosophical meditations and poetic songs, which emerge as atolls around the archipelago of our brief reflection, are of great relevance and could offer the opportunity for each of us to make our existential paths practicable and not to lose, thus, the way of the human. Lastly, not to burn the garments of the precious fabric of humanity and not to divide and disperse the being in illusion, which, in turn, feeds on mirages, in which anxiety itself is reflected. So, to be human despite the icy wind of intolerance, of barbarism, of fear that continually creeps into the soul of every creature in the world; to remain faithful to oneself in the torment of existence that goes through its inevitable «ritual journey to the underworld», comparable to the Dante itinerary of cathartic value, in order to be better aware of the truths hidden in the folds of (our) soul and rising to that «openness that – for Hélène Cixous – lets flow infinitely».

“The Creative Hope in María Zambrano: Peace Embodied in the Face of a Disembodied Age”

L. PARENTE
2020

Abstract

“Man can kill a flower, two flowers, three flowers...but he cannot destroy spring”. This well-known Gandhian aphorism, an inseparable friend of human consciences supporting the defence of peace, has inspired our reflection, which, albeit briefly, desires to retrace some Zambranian considerations on the essentiality of being peace, revitalizing hope in ourselves. What hope? The one that arises «from a suffering that every human birth entails» and which crystallizes – as the radiant and touching words of Maria Zambrano suggest to us – in the «very transcendence of life that incessantly flows», «the one that extracts its own strength from emptiness, from adversity, from opposition, without for this opposition to anything, without launching itself into any kind of war». In an age torn apart by the existential crisis, marked by the horror of violence, Maria Zambrano surprises with metaphysical speculation in which the profound messages of creation hid. At the same time, by exploring the slow and pathetic chastity of the logos, she manages to penetrate the abysmal meanderings of reality without allowing herself to be «dyed to domination, to commercial imposition». On this horizon of thought, philosophical meditations and poetic songs, which emerge as atolls around the archipelago of our brief reflection, are of great relevance and could offer the opportunity for each of us to make our existential paths practicable and not to lose, thus, the way of the human. Lastly, not to burn the garments of the precious fabric of humanity and not to divide and disperse the being in illusion, which, in turn, feeds on mirages, in which anxiety itself is reflected. So, to be human despite the icy wind of intolerance, of barbarism, of fear that continually creeps into the soul of every creature in the world; to remain faithful to oneself in the torment of existence that goes through its inevitable «ritual journey to the underworld», comparable to the Dante itinerary of cathartic value, in order to be better aware of the truths hidden in the folds of (our) soul and rising to that «openness that – for Hélène Cixous – lets flow infinitely».
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