Sands of Time (Living with Berbers)

Sahara... صَحَارَى How can one word still evoke so much? Even now, as time moves on at such quickening pace... Worlds begin to collide, continents drift. Again I am standing with feet between two lands. Yet for once I am not shaken, but stilled by this dissonance, this ambivalence... Life continues to move forward into [...]

Into the Wild (Bathing with Elephants in India)

Behold! My global pilgrimage has thus far  brought me to some truly extraordinary places, and for the first time brought me on safari in Masinagudi, Tamil Nadu, and the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve - in southern India. Here, cut off from all main roads, noise and chaos, the stampede of big towns and bleaching light pollution, you are surrounded by [...]

The Family

~ Sponsors, Partners, Collaborations  ~ Write yourself a page in the diary of an aesthete... Since the launch of dairyofanaesthete a couple of years ago this family has grown daily. Thousands of people from all corners of the world have connected over the medium of this site and I couldn't be happier or more inspired by this incredible [...]

If Only You Pray…

"It's beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society."   - Jiddu Krishnamurti It is true - really, at the very depth of the soul, we are all looking for something. - we are all fighting, throughout this weird and wonderful [...]