My themes try to tell, or rather to evoke, images of a reality where our feelings are treated as minerals, where molecules can even prove to be cynical and ruthless“. Sebastiano Carta (1913-1973)

 

While we may not consider the way we talk to be violent, words often lead to hurt and pain, whether for others or ourselves”. “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships” 1999, Marshall B. Rosenberg.

 

Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real”.  “All the Pretty Horses” 1992, Cormac McCarthy.

 

Violent communication is communication that limits liberty, denies recognition of needs, diminishes the worth of a person, and blocks compassion.” “Adult Survivors of Child Abuse” 2006, Tell, Pavkov, Hecker, Fontaine in Contemporary Family Therapy

 

An aggregation law governs minerals. A law of development governs plants. A law of motion governs the stars. A law governs you and your life: a law that is all the more noble and high, the more you are superior to all things created on earth“. “The Duties of Man and Other Essays” 1860, Giuseppe Mazzini.