// The underlying idea (of The Alpine Review magazine) is that the pace of everything is accelerating (it’s been called the ‘new normal’) and we all seem to be operating without a map.
The Alpine Review magazine intrigued us a few months back at Basheer. We looked at the front cover and saw “Observing the things that matter”. Then the back which shows,
“When we consider that each of us has only one life to live, isn’t it rather tragic to find men and women, with brains capable of comprehending the stars and the planets, talking about the weather; men and women, with hands capable of creating works of art, using those hands only for routine tasks; men and women, capable of independent thought, using their minds as a bowling-alley for popular ideas; men and women, capable of greatness, wallowing in mediocrity; men and women, capable of self-expression, slowly dying a mental death while they babble the confused monotone of the mob?” – William J. Reilly
That’s when we knew, we had to get this magazine. It was the only one where we were actually interested in reading it whole. And I mean each and every article, then reflect on it. Our favourite piece was by Paul Bennett where he spoke of ‘Betterness”.
You can read the article here. The Alpine Review magazine does provide full articles (and introductory excerpts) on their site which is something we’ve yet to see in the publication industry, and we respect the peeps over at The Alpine Review for that. Anyway, the article spoke of how being masterful at one’s craft (in this case, sushi) trumps being a jack-of-all-trades. We thought otherwise initially, but were swayed by Paul’s words after reading it.
In all honesty, what clicked for us was that they understood life the way we understood it or at least saw it. Stated on their site, “The underlying idea (of the The Alpine Review magazine) is that the pace of everything is accelerating (it’s been called the ‘new normal’) and we all seem to be operating without a map.”
Amen to that. We feel comfort in knowing we’re not the only ones questioning about how life is unfolding for the mass.
True to their word, The Alpine Review only publishes their magazine “at times”. Yes, there’s not a fixed date whereby its annually or monthly. They publish it when they feel it’s right. Well, 300 hundred pages of curated information for that price is definitely worth waiting for. Trust me. It beats paying for monthly published magazines which has forced content. Nevertheless, we hope the folks over at The Alpine Review gets Issue 3 out soon!