Dear quarantine…

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_DpseGlsKM/?igshid=7fn3l5w73vgw

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)

My latest Radio Dante show

Here it is, the latest Radio Dante show about the link between England and the Italian city of Vercelli. 😸🎶🎵

https://m.mixcloud.com/ladanteincambridge/radio-dante-14th-feb-2020-the-magna-carta-and-its-connection-with-the-italian-city-of-vercelli/

Blue Monday

The most depressing Monday of the year they say, and I think they are not wrong. Today, Monday 15th January, here in Cambridge, it has been one of those so over-rainy and dark days. I’ve been working, working, working. I like this job, I feel lucky, but I’m feeling tired, tired, tired. My day here never opens with the light you would expect every new day, and it is super short (as well as cold). After work, exhausted, I rush home. Dinner and zero energy. I have to batten down the hatches. I’m just trying to understand how. Together with my energies, even my hormones are now dead, they said “Gi ‘! Come on..”, and then they committed suicide.

Happy short post

Naples, San Martino – 16th May 2017

(*while you’re feeling happy 👆)