ONE YEAR AGO, TODAY

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell I woke up from a turbulent night. Turbulent, that’s the word. My sleep was unquiet, had my subconscious taken over my mind? I woke up to remember… Turbulent. No adjective can describe the sea one year ago tonight. Turbulent. Just as…

THINKING HAS NO BORDERS

“La pensée n’a pas de frontières…” a 93 years old woman Louise was lying in her bed that afternoon. As usual she had not eaten all day. She kept staring at the black TV screen in front of her, interpreting the reflections as signs from above. Faith was what had saved her from an unfortunate…

THOUGHTS

“Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind” Immanuel Kant I haven’t written for a while. I do not really know which impact that has. I’ve certainly kept in mind my ambition to share what I consider important experiences. I’ve not forgotten about this blog. At times everything seems to have priority and…

Waking up…

Soft sheets rubbing on my body, I do not quite understand where I am exactly. I start to hear the cars in the street, a few of them, passing once in a while as if a traffic light was letting them go at a set time. Tic, tac, tic, tac… a clock is the other…

NOTE TO SELF

Silence. I keep quiet. Not because I’ve got nothing to say, neither because I don’t think… I keep to myself, thinking I shouldn’t bother. No revelations, no news, I’m at the starting point: “what should I do”. I know what I feel and I don’t fear my feelings or my emotions. They can take their…

PERSPECTIVES

 “Even if the window is the same, not everyone looking out sees the same thing: the sight depends on the look” (Alda Merini) Our emotional and affective state plays a key role on the way we see what surrounds us and on our perception in general. Everyday we are exposed to new stimuli, new ideas,…

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE

“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times” (Aeschilus) There are people that choose to be happy. They know what happiness is to them and they make an effort to dedicate to such choice with loyalty and sacrifice. Others instead do not know what happiness is to themselves. They race looking for it, thinking…