Crocodiles and 17th century paintings. Among the things that I love most. Both very much part beauty and part beast. And I firmly believe that through beauty comes complexity, and understanding of what goes on around us. But as we wake up in the mornings with yet another death count on the news (it’s 900… Continue reading
Priceless discoveries out of being completely hoarse for the last three days: talking to deaf uncles and aunts turns out very funny; cats are stupefied if your throat is producing strange sounds; people talk softer to you; and how few are the essential things I have to say every day if only I think before speaking.
Welcome back after the weekend, here in Milan we are ending up one with our galoshes! Days of friends and little kids, fine food, laughter, nice ideas and conversations to fight back the darkness of this time of the year. I am very grateful I have learned, in the long run, which are the things that… Continue reading
Reading at the same time “Dalva” by Jim Harrison and an essay called “The brain that changes itself” by Norman Doidge has troubled me deeply. “Dalva” is soaked in the most ancient American history, completely fused with the landscape and those who inhabit it. No rethorics, no mysticism. But animals still retain their power for… Continue reading