He was one of the few people who was acutely conscious of the transitoriness
of life, and how necessary it was to make the most of it.
In these English farms, if anywhere, one might see life steadily and see it whole, group in one vision its transitoriness
and its eternal youth, connect--connect without bitterness until all men are brothers.
All material prosperity, and the modification of merely external structures would be meaningless, especially in the light of the transitoriness
of earthly realities, without that inner relationship of each person with God and reference to man's eternal destiny.
However, while some similarities can be found in the manner in which Bunkse and Laretei convey a feeling at home on various landscapes of the world, Otsekui tolkes frequently foregrounds transitoriness
and mobility as the perspective through which landscapes and places are perceived.
For 'Primavera,' Villamor uses flowers as visual metaphors connoting transitoriness
, delicacy, fragility and vitality
(6) He also rejects the idea of a singular great work capable of containing and exhausting this truth, thus anticipating Matei Calinescu's characterization of modernism as "a major cultural shift from a time-honored aesthetics of permanence, based on a belief in an unchanging and transcendent ideal of beauty, to an aesthetics of transitoriness
and immanence, whose central values are change and novelty" (3).
The sense here is of transitoriness
of life, including exhibits, and the permanence of memory
The title of the exhibition relates to a rubai by Azerbaijani poet Mahsati Ganjavi (12th century, born in Ganja) that talks about the impermanence, transitoriness
and ephemerally of all existing things.
For example, he refers in passing to "the poetic trade in general and what it involves: careerism, fashion, fame, obscurity, integrity, contamination, factionalism, camaraderie, intrigue, transitoriness
This consolation is located against the backdrop provided by the process commonplace that the real root of tragedy is not found in the conflict between good and evil (although this conflict is real enough and the source of much grief), but in the transitoriness
of contingent good.
63) has termed "the denigration of the masses"--carried with it the general complaints: accusations of marginality, transitoriness
, pure rhetoric, vagueness, manipulation, and so forth.
Robert Solomon's words are very well suited to this discussion; he points out, "In the face of tragedy and in view of the human potential which at its best always allows for: (i) turning suffering into a human achievement and accomplishment; (ii) deriving from guilt the opportunity to change oneself for the better; and (iii) deriving from life's transitoriness
an incentive to take responsible action.68