Dear quarantine…

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Dear quarantine, keep it up. I really needed to slow down and breathe. This week I am not working and in the last few days there has been a lot of sun, which is a miracle here in Cambridge. So, I’m recovering the love relationship with myself that in recent times – perhaps because of the frequent dark, cold and difficult “weather” … – I had interrupted. You drive me crazy, Gi. How pleasant are these last days.. I’ve been spending my vacation taking my time, chanting daimoku (nam myoho renge kyo), reading a lot as I haven’t been able to do for a long time – and even in the sun most of the time.- I also do a few online workout sessions, I watch documentaries, films and TV series, listen to music, sing at the karaoke with Alexa while I am tidying up the kitchen at the end of the day (sometimes I also do a little dance), I write, call or videocall my friends and family, and I also use my beautiful camera to take photos like this one. For now, the scenario will be limited to the walls and home garden, guys.
Grateful for my present (and also for what has passed, although in some cases it did it on me with the same delicacy as a speeding twenty-carriage train)

Extinction Rebellion against climate emergency in Cambridge (Uk)

Yesterday, a very peaceful protest from climate change activists Extinction Rebellion was set in the Grafton Centre in Cambridge. It was a Black Friday protest to bring attention to the way consumerism is contributing to the climate and ecological crisis.The non-violent activist movement points out how the festive seasons create mountains of plastic pollution, produce massive amounts of carbon emissions from cars, and waste tonnes of food. The logo of the XR group is an hourglass inside a circle which represents time running out for many species. I agree with them when they state that we are in a climate and ecological emergency. Anyone should play its part and make the difference to save our planet and our lives.

A sitar player with his lady falcon in Cambridge

Today while I was walking in the city centre I met Paul and his beautiful lady, Duffy. 🦅😍 Paul is an amazing Sitar player. The special stringed instrument is popular in northern India. I’ve felt in love with its magical music and the super clever falcon who is Paul’s loyal partner 🎶🎵

Pulcinella in Cambridge

It’s been a while since last time I wrote here, ‘sorry about that’ , as they say here. The end and the beginning of the year have been quite complicated for me and winter has been more severe, darker and colder than ever…so I am so happy to be here.

I feel good today despite the Monday will be soon upon us. I’ll just give a little summery with some pictures. 👉 it looks like spring is here with all this higher temperature and more light. Cambridge and life take on a different aspect and immediately I fell lighter and more enthusiastic.

At work, it’s going well. The people I work with lately are special, endowed with an emotional sensitivity that I feel akin to. It does make a difference ..! This is the latest Radio Dante show that we recorded on Thursday with two of them, Felicea and Daniele. The subject: Venice, Tintoretto and the amour!l After having uploaded the podcast online on Friday afternoon a sweet little curly angel came to see me…my Poppy! ❤️ The next one will be a quite hard week, so I’ve been very lucky to recharge the batteries with the positive and magical energies of this amazing girl. I am grateful to have among the ‘beautiful souls’ who are part of my life here she and her mothers ( I am always lucky!)

Then, on Saturday (yesterday) I had a long day at work cheered up by the guy you can see in the picture below with me 👇

Luca Luciano, Neapolitan, is a successful clarinettist and composer here in the UK as well as in Italy. I interviewed him on the radio and also in video. It has been a nice breath of fresh air. The lively, dark and intelligent eyes of the Neapolitan people are unmistakable. I do not understand what it is. It is that land, it is as if burning charcoal from Vesuvius are in the eyes of every Neapolitan. Anyway, what a city of art and beauty is my Naples! 💙One hour later, I was able to attend his concert where he was in duo with Yuko Osedo at the piano at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. Wonderful.To take the edge off , I have had a glass of prosecco with Giulia from above, at the Six Brasserie (what a beautiful discovery!)This morning, ☀️ sunny again. Lunch at the Thai restaurant ( here I am in the toilet of the restaurant) ☝️☝️☝️

and a walk around … (I will have this absurd bell ! I will bring it to my mum!) 😎

-For now, over and out. I hope I have made up for the absence. 💋