1976 Afghanistan

  “Do you need a toilet?” “There’s the very good toilet…..” So much for the very good toilet! It’s a black hole in the ground just in the middle of a field of blossomed potatoes (I really hope nobody offers them to me for dinner…) (the potatoes, I mean!)    We’ve do it! After a six-hour […]

Symbols from Ancient Egypt to Nowadays

The ancient civilisations arisen in the Mediterranean Basin have had common symbols which have crossed every border to diffuse in the whole world. The evolution of human culture, which witness still today with architectonic evidence, began with the age of the Lion to continue with that of Twins, then the one  of Taurus, of Aries, […]

Tales of the Train

There are places which have the power to free  conscience, magical locations where soul can open itself to the world, where people feel  finally free to be themselves. I faced several times long travels by train and I drew the conclusion that this is a space where it spring the necessary condition to free our […]

Pictures of a Fantastic Travel

I took  my dresses in a hurry, double locked  my house’s door and get down trying to reach the station of Alassio in time. It was 07,30 of the first sunday of november and, if the train would  have been punctual, I’d have been in Rome for breakfast time. The next day at 14,10 I […]

YATIRIS

If you have hidden, even in distant times,  awkward skeletons in the cupboards is not easy to  follow the phases  of your growth. Facing your own mistakes implies their second reading and to do so you need a solicitation, a starting push that tempts to open the drawers and begin the “spring cleaning”! Reading “El […]

Carpe Diem

Sitting on that dry-stone wall, he was observing his legs dangling over the ground. The sun was warming his back and his body’s warmth was rising up to his nape turning in steam. He was sweating profusely that morning, but he had  non intention to move from his position, as if doing it could mean […]

The Go-between

In italian language ‘tramite’ is  synonym of path,  a passage that people shall cover to join two separate realities. Translated in english language it  is ‘go-between’,  the messenger,  even if  the ‘go-between’ it cannot be  identifiable with the image of a Cupid, in the act of shoot love’s darts, but with the mean used by […]

The Labyrinth

This is a bitter story, one of those events that sign a life or that could have had very sad consequences  if I hadn’t managed  to change the turn of events in time.On Channel 5 is on the movie “Billy Elliot” and maybe is so this delicate tale to drive me to write, to put […]

Baba Yaga

There are events and circumstances in those years, the 70s, not yet fully considered that have nevertheless had a great influence in my life’s path.They have been decisive, for better or worse, in creating  a predisposition in me which made it possible for certain  other changes to take place which could otherwise be incomprehensible.This is […]

Stardust

We need to take a step backward,  make a flashback from the memories of that year, 1974, the year when I had lost my sister Halina, to recover the last episodes of life not yet told. That life that, shortly, would have slipped out of my fingers in the ineluctability of a fate against which […]