By David Bidussa*

“Omnia mutantur, nihil interit”. Everything changes, but nothing is really lost, writes the poet Ovid in his The Metamorphoses (Book XV, line 165). It is a verse that expresses bewilderment when reality suddenly becomes incomprehensible but yet seems to express with words that sound familiar to us. But it is not so. Among all, this is the most uncertain condition because it lacks future and is immersed in a present with no identity.

*Social historian of ideas