SUSPENDED

Good composition is like a suspension bridge – each line adds strength and takes none away. Robert Henri The weather was uncertain, clouds were covering the sky and finally, as we were descending from our hotel to the lake, the sun came out. Everything suddenly looked beautiful. the nature was impressive. The grass was reflecting…

IMPRESSIONS

VISITING THUN AND INTERLAKEN A long weekend to explore a new part of Switzerland. Many options, one final destination chosen by pure chance. We arrived in Thun on saturday morning and after sometime spent in the traffic and trying not to get lost while driving I got off the car. The sight was spectacular, I…

WAVES

“Life is like the ocean. You can either be the ball floating on the waves, or make your own waves.” Oliver Gaspirtz Summer seems to be late this year, the weather has been quite lunatic alternating warm days and very cold ones as if no sequence was previously there. What has he been complaining about?…

MY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

“I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.” Harper Lee, To kill a Mockingbird My American Experience started in august 2004 when I came to the US for the first time as an exchange student. I had dreamed of visiting the US since I was little. The symbol of this country to me was…

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…