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 […]

A Way of Escape

I ‘d like to have, now, a way of escape to avoid to have to tell the inexpressible part of my life, those episodes that have affected heavily my existence and that little, very little persons know and, even them, don’t know completely. One of them is Carlo, my former husband, that gave ospitality to […]

The Falling Stars

That  ozone layer that wraps  the Earth, our atmosphere, protects our world from the foreign bodies which are compelled to only graze it while, coming from the space, they are falling in the cosmic void.In the midsummer evenings we use to examine the sky trying to glimpse the miracle of a falling  star and we […]


The memory of  the fact happened  can’t follow a prearranged way at will, it remembers thanks to situations that remind events, dates, emotions. It’s difficult to give a logical order  and in the same time truthful to our own past out of this general rule, unless you lie.There are passages in my life that I […]

June 24th: We Can Be Friend!

A buzzing  of  rotor blade fills the air, even the swallows stop their chirping flights: from my strategical position of my sun-bath, on the small terrace at the fifth floor of the Hotel Inghilterra in Rome, I can assist at an epochal event.The fresh conditioning air is waiting for me in my room, the bed […]

The azur Sea of Aral

The boats  ashore on the sand before home.Kazakhstan’s inhabitants don’t resign themselves, one day the sea will come back to lap on  those shores and an azure expanse will spread out again before them, as far as the eye can see. It’s difficult resigning ourselves to lose  our own identity.How many mistakes in name of […]

The others’ precious variety

I’m looking for a door that I can’t find…peculiar…it’s exactly the main door of Roman Polanski, the director of the movie “The Ninth Gate”, that is hiding to my sight. I’m in Paris in this rainy afternoon of  april 14th 2005, I’m back where, two months before, I’d left a story to read for the […]

The Changing

I’m on the west bank of the Nile River in Asswan , there where the desert of ochre sand arrives… near the “strong water”, the stream that indomitable comes from the dam, stronger than the wind and so difficult to go up.                                                           Sacred ibis on the rocks…invisibles! Eight sacred ibis height and grey welcome […]

Bamboo : nine days of happyness

I was swimming in the azure water of the swimming pool, length after length even  my thoughts became more and more liquid, they lost their rationality becoming instinctive and no more sequential…They were surprising me in my course…doing breast-stroke I let me glide in the water after every push savouring the joy of having no […]

Gens nova

During this winter 2004,  with a jazz session and a nostalgic concert of Fabrizio de Andrè’s songs, the old english church  in Alassio breathed a sigh of relief. Provided with a perfect acoustic and an enviable library it could see, after years of decay,  a revival of the past splendour thanks to the clever transaction […]