Casa Ambiente "espacio de libertad"
We all have favourite places and favourite places. For me, an island is associated with a special feeling, a feeling and expression of freedom.
I've been landing on La Gomera in Valle Gran Rey for 35 years. In the last few years I have spent the winter there and appreciate the fantastic climate all year round, the nature, the different way of life. La Gomera is my favourite island, Valle Gran Rey my favourite place. There I feel a clearly smaller economization and in many shops and restaurants a clearly smaller profit fixation. You take more time and stay longer.
The geographical location of the island and the Valle Gran Rey´s with the mountains at its back, far away from the centers of Europe with its pulsating and noisy cities, is mentally a great prerequisite to practice "Freedom of Thought", as Hannah Arendt said.
It is my wish that "Casa Ambiente" becomes a place for people who have remained tolerant, emphatic, simply human, or who are looking for ways to strengthen this in exchange with other people. The necessity to think about it in peace and to examine my own actions is obvious in view of the worldwide developments. By means of topics like philosophy, art, nature, politics, sport, chess I would like to build up empathic thinking relationships. Perhaps it will even be possible to start and cultivate international friendships.
A concrete idea is the time exchange exchange Kairos where money plays no or only a secondary role, personal conversations and abilities of the people are in the foreground. Primarily started by German-language Gomerianer , but with international requirement and above all the integration in
the Society of Valle Gran Rey.
But why shouldn't also people integrate who are on La Gomera only for a short time, because:
"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."
Quote Victor Hugo (1802-1885)