Tag: #life

Beginning?

“I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.” —Alice in Wonderland Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story It has been a while since my last post 🙂 Sometimes you need to pause everything and do what needs to be done, and I decided that it was time for me to begin…begin working on some…

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The Italian way

Since I moved to the UK 6 years ago, most of my conversations are about “proper Italian food”: not that I go around restaurants investigating all ingredients listed in their carbonara, it is more like people asking me for tips and secrets of having food “the Italian way”. I do enjoy all sorts of cuisines,…

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You do you

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”Phrynette Married by Marthe Troly After one year in lockdown, more and more people are proud of their incredibile achievements, using the time spent at home as an opportunity to do something that was always on their minds: learning a new language, writing a book, making bread. And obviously,…

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Never, never to forget

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never…

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The broom,the ashes, the leaf

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.” – Dolly Parton When I was a kid, Easter was my favourite holiday of the year: no school for almost a week, I could spend days outdoors enjoying the sunshine and the flowers blooming,…

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Paying for your tears

“It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.”― Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent Another Sunday. Another Sunday starting and ending exactly in the same way as all Sundays in the last year. Boring, I know, but it is when you are bored that all sorts…

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In bloom

I am in awe of flowers.Not because of their colors,but because even though theyhave dirt in their roots,they still grow.They still bloom.D. Antoinette Foy I have always loved March: even if spring comes only at the end of the month, I have always considered it the “regrowth” month. It starts getting dark late, you can…

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Medusa

“At certain moments I felt that the entire world was turning into stone: a slow petrification, more or less advanced depending on people and places but one that spared no aspect of life. It was as if no one could escape the inexorable stare of Medusa”.-Italo Calvino You are walking in a small city in…

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