Pierre Sansot’s principles on Slow Life

Pierre Sansot was a French anthropologist and sociologist. He was a thinker of cities, little things of daily life, a thinker of slowness, conversation and walks…

One of his book is called : “Du bon usage de la lenteur”, about good use of slowness.

I just extracted the structure for you. Here it is. I realized I wrote something before, in this blog, about each one…

  1. To saunter : taking time, let yourself be led by your own steps, a landscape…
  2. To listen
  3. To be bored : to accept and appreciate the unimportance of daily life
  4. To dream : to get a twilight but brisk and sensitive conscience
  5. To wait : for the horizon becomes wider
  6. Inner province : love what is withered, anachronic
  7. To write : to slowly see blossom a truth
  8. Wine : as a school for wisdom
  9. Moderato Cantabile : measure, moderation

 

I won’t develop, it’s in the book. You could buy it and learn some French from it!

But what we see in this list is a “field”. It’s a map for a state of mind which doesn’t always play the game…

What do you think? How does that sound?

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One thought on “Pierre Sansot’s principles on Slow Life

  1. Suzanne May 12, 2019 / 11:58 am

    These principles of a slow life make a lot of sense to me.

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