In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed
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This oversells it a little; Honare (Canadian living in London) finds enough examples of slower, more thoughtful living, and alternative lifestyles to fill a book and wile away a few hours ;)
From Tantric sex, to more flexible working patterns, the Italian-centric ‘Slow Food’, home tutoring, and music ‘tempo giusto’ etc. etc. CH brings an innocence rather than a journalistic critical eye to each theme - leisure, work, food, sex - and finds some good in most of the ideas. What is refreshing is that he’s not trying to push anything too hard, but offers a variety of ways of slowing down and addressing the twin modern ills of time-poverty and time-sickness which have affected the accelerated western cultures (and Japan!) since at least the industrial revolution.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Taking along when I go for a swim later this morning...possibly in the changing rooms of public area.
ps. note section on 'super slow' exercising, from America, natch