The stages of life

What stage of life you are in?
What stage of life you are in?

What would you say if someone asked you what stage of life you are in?

Many of us consider childhood, adolescence and adulthood to be the only stages of life. Can our life, however, really be classified into three categories?

Czytaj dalej The stages of life

Traditions and typical Easter food in Naples

Spring has finally come and with its arrival, houses get ready to welcome Easter celebrations. Easter marks the beginning of the warm season and with it the desire to escape the greyness of the long winter months.

Happy easter!
Happy easter!

In Italy, Easter is known as „Pasqua”. It is the second most important religious holiday in Italy, after Christmas. For Italian Catholics, it is a day to commemorate the women of the sepulcher who were comforted by an angel when they returned to the tomb of Jesus and found it empty. As you may already know, Italy is a very religious country; especially in the South. Even though the new generations are getting less and less religious, traditions are still an important part of family culture. In this article, you will find information regarding Easter celebrations in Napoli, with the customs and the typical products. I thought it might be interesting for you to share the traditions of my city, hope you’ll like it! Last but not least: Happy Easter everyone!

Czytaj dalej Traditions and typical Easter food in Naples

In memory of the ‚Star’ of my life / In ricordo della „Stella” della mia vita

For you, wherever you are
For you, wherever you are

Today is the anniversary of my dog’s passing, who meant life and love to me and who offered me warm company when I felt the heavyweight of loneliness. I am an only child and to be honest, I’ve always suffered from this, but one day life decided to gift me when I was just 10 years old. Those who know me well know what a huge impact she has had on my life, starting from day 0 when I rescued her, petted her and the world stopped for a while. Stella jumped on me, tied herself to my leg so strongly that I no longer had the chance to choose her, she chose me… We have chosen each other every day since that day. This article is to commemorate her and to share with you what love between a person and an animal can generate.

Czytaj dalej In memory of the ‚Star’ of my life / In ricordo della „Stella” della mia vita

When words are missing / Quando le parole mancano

Better days are coming
Better days are coming

The situation we are currently experiencing is terrifying. What is the right thing to do? What are the right words to use?

I have been wondering the past few days what I, a minuscule human being in this universe, can do when the world becomes crueler and crueler. I am not going to talk about wars because firstly, I don’t have the skills to do so, and secondly, after the never-ending news we are reading every day, the last thing you would want to read is yet another article about the current situation. I know that if you are here it’s because you would like a brief escape from reality. It is also fair to remind ourselves that we cannot talk about everything and that we must necessarily pass the microphone to those who have more knowledge than us. However I am not sure that I can give you the „lightness of mind” that you need right now, but I am sure you’ll be able to sense in these lines the hope that images, sounds, and moments still light up in us.

Czytaj dalej When words are missing / Quando le parole mancano

End of the year retrospection

Balance
Balance

And this year, too, is coming to an end.

We often live on autopilot, trapped in our everyday lives and swallowed up by the passing of time. Unfortunately (or fortunately) December comes, the Christmas festivities slow us down and, in between meals, we are almost forced to slip into a sort of inspection of ourselves and our lives. Even the psyche knows it: this period matches with the word „change” that marks the end of a year and the beginning of a new one and this gives us a sense of time passing; it is inevitable to take sums on the past months.

Czytaj dalej End of the year retrospection