Lapelazzuli.com...Since 1999  

 

 

24.08.2016. Another beautiful day, full of life and sun. A picnic @ Mauerpark with Regine, the kids and friends with their twins kids, in a very sunny day with hot temperatures.

And... hey, according to Booking.com I am a Rome Guru!


22.08.2016 Finally, I have visited Karl Weierstrass grave in Berlin. A dive into the memories of the first intensive University period and an homage to the elegance and charm of Mathematical Analysis.


It's 4 Months W.D.A. W&D Age (20.08.2016)
And yesterday was a beautiful day at Berlin's beach bar at Nordbahnof and with the first Picnic for the twins. And today is splendid too, swimming pool, balcony, talking with D&W...
Everyday is a beautiful day. I am enjoying this this parental leave period, this new world and this new time
.


You may believe in Zodiac or not, but you know what your sign is.
W & D were bon under the Aries sign.


13.08.2016 Watching Hertha Berlin vs SSC Napoli
in a pre season friendly match @ Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark


11.08.2016 Dario e' a Berlino per 4 giorni. Anche lui catapultato gioco forza nei ritmi di W e D. Io comincio a godermi il periodo di paternita', a Berlino tra le belle giornate che si alternano con quelle un po piu' fredde, e le passeggiate con i bimbi e con Regine, passeggiate che ormai fan parte dei loro ritmi. Mangiano ogni 4 ore adesso: 6, 10, 14, 18, 22... e poi, quasi per magia, la notte dopo il pasto delle 22 si addormentano e si risvegliano al mattino tra le 5.30 e le 6. Hanno scoperto il giorno e la notte.
Il viaggio continua...


01.08.2016 I am on parental leave! 3 full months to spend with and for my kids.
We have started this week, the entire days the four of us, the time spent with W&D and Regine is very intense - we will remember this days forever, I am sure.
W&D are changing everyday. Now experimenting sounds with their voices. D. likes sitting with us at the kitchen table while we eat, watching us with a look of desire for real food... that little Italian! And W. that little girl she wakes up with a smile every morning... They like to be entertained now: they have started playing with toys and staring at colored pictures. Both same weight, but so different from each other with their bodies and behaviors.
...

20.07.2016 Oggi sono 3 mesi di W & D. Con lo sguardo e con il sorriso... W ti fa innamorare, D ti fa sciogliere. Sono fantastici.


11 Weeks & 2 Days W.D.A. (08.07.2016)

11 Weeks & 2 Days W.D.A. translated into the old calendar means 08 July 2016. Anna and Ugo have left this side of the Universe some days ago and the first week of July the beautiful challenge is all on mine' and Regine' shoulders. My parents have been great, they have helped us and the kids a lot and we are so thankful to them for all they do for us.

... W and D are two characters!

Managing twins can be really demanding but Regine is able to amaze me continously with her way to handle now all this with such calm, joy, smile, love, strenght.

This days my minds goes often back to the days when we met, in Milan...
... a miracle happened to me, an immense fortune I met.
How beautiful you are, Regine. How beautiful, amazing, breathtaking you have always been, Regine. Magic. Regine.

Month 2 W.D.A.

We have recently celebrated Month 2 of the W&D Age.
They are changing every day, this is amazing. And growing. We have walks with them in the baby-carrier or in the babywagon, weather is beautiful and we enjoy this beautiful time.
At night I lie in bed sometimes with
W on the left, sometimes with D on the right, this is and enchanted moment: I wonder how will I feel when they will be grown and this will change.
I am working, and we are receiving visits and help from our parents, the grandparents now, during the day. Soon I will be on parental leave, I am really looking forward to it; I am sure we will enjoy these weeks so much.
Time has changed, priorities have changed, no order, things left everywhere around - I am wandering in a kids' driven dimension, possessed by
W and D. I have the feeling that they know what I have to do, where I must go, where it all must go. And they are leading me there.

7a settimana W.D.A.

Dall’altra parte dell’Universo, al di la' dello Stragate, nel Mondo di Adesso, il tempo conosce un sistema di riferimento diverso. I momenti scorrono anche qui fluidi ma con accelerazioni, decelerazioni, frenate brusche, espansioni e buchi neri che mettono spesso il capogiro e lasciano disorientato uno come me nato e cresciuto nel Mondo di Prima dall’altra parte della Porta delle Stelle.
Nel Mondo di Adesso il giorno zero corrisponde al 20 Aprile 2016 del Mondo di Prima. E da questa parte mentre scrivo siamo all’inizio della 7a settimana W.D.A. (W&D Age).
I giorni e le notti qui non si alternano piu’ come prima, si susseguono nello stesso continuo ma sono un continuo del medesimo ritmo o quasi. E sara’ cosi per un po’, almeno cosi’ mi dicono quelli del posto.

Hanno da poco compiuto il primo mese di vita
W e D, bellissimi e simpatici, ed e’ dolce vederli nelle loro diversita’ e vicini nella loro essenza – lati diversi di qualcosa che e’ uno ed e’ nato da quel miracolo che e’ l’amore per Regine e con Regine.

Il tempo non lo trovo per fermarmi per riflettere e godere come vorrei su quanto di grandioso e stupendo stia accadendo e per guardare al Mondo di Prima ed alla sua bellezza ed eccezionalita’.

Una specie di jetleg lo sento ancora – immagino ci vorra’ ancora un po di tempo. Poi mi sentiro’ non soltanto felice come sono adesso ma anche a mio agio nel Mondo di Adesso – ed il Mondo di Prima ed il Mondo di Adesso si avvicineranno sempre di piu’ per convergere in un unica meraviglia.
E lo Stargate scomparira’.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

StarGate

Sono entrato nello StarGate, la porta delle stelle, alle 4 di mattina del 20 Aprile 2016.

Credo sia stato D ad aprire la porta, ha aspettato 38 settimane e poi ha aperto la porta.
E da quel momento il tempo e gli eventi hanno assunto una continuita' ed una rapidita' che non li ho distinti piu' gli uni dagli altri. Catapultato dall'altra parte dell'Universo attraverso il continuo iperspazio con Regine (la Mamma) e raggiunti in corsa da
W e D alle 11.30 di quel mattino. E via di corsa attraverso l'iperspazio a prendere forza da loro ed a dar loro forza.
Ma il tempo, il cuore, il sangue, la corsa si sono fermati quando ho visto per la prima volta i loro corpi uscire dal corpo di Regine: forse la cosa era talmente grande, talmente incredibile che cervello e cuore non sono riusciti a convertirla in un'emozione decifrabile, e si sono fermati, bloccati, abbandonati ad un avvenimento troppo... troppo!

La corsa attraverso lo Stargate mi ha portato da un'altra parte dell'Universo. Ora ho pensieri ed emozioni sparse, che dimentico, che provo ad ordinare...

might be continued, might be changed, might be anything...


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

April 2016

 

Our children W & D were born on 20.04.2016

 

 


First 10 days of April

We've reached April 10, "der Termin" is in 1 month (31 days) , we've entered the countdown zone. So actually there are not many stories that I can tell here, as we are living in a kind of limbo and putting all our energies on !!...

Spring is arrived, yes, and it's indeed a great feeling. Days are longer, warmer, brighter. Zionskirplatz and all around here is beautiful. As soon as my working days are over I try to enjoy when possible and unlocked my bicycle after about one year.

Unfortunately, we couldn't join Almi and Sebastian's wedding on April 1 in Hamburg. Regine did not have enough energy on that day, so we decided to stay in Berlin for the good of !!.
It was a tough decision but I know they understood and we missed them all.

PS. Regine is the most beautiful and sweetest thing I have ever seen. I was blessed when I met her. And since then she's been smiling at me everytime I meet her eyes. She was shaped to be perfect for me and to make me feel good.


March 2016

We've spent the Easter's break at home: I was feeling a bit sick and weak. But we've enjoyed this as well, because we feel good together and we like our place a lot. And by the way, we have a new kitchen table: BoConcept's 'Milano'.


26.03 Kinderwagen !! ...checked


19.03 Sebastian's Junggesellenabschied in Hamburg! It's been a great time with Sebastian, Peter & friends.
Eating tapas @ Cafe Ribatejo. Driving crazy cars @ Racing Center Hamburg. Drinking etc. @ Hamburger Reeperbahn.


Johnny Carpenter at work! Babybed !! ...checked


TakeOne Recordings


I am currently working on a new 2016 recordings project. Let me give you an exclusive preview.


Many important people in my Universe were born in March. Lou Reed, Lucio Dalla, Elton John, Dario, Almi, Marie Luise.

Recently published in the Headless Recording page, recorded in 2015.

Headless Think It Over
February/March 2015
Headless All Tomorrow's Parties
2015

February 2016


Me and Anna (my Mum)

26-28.02 Last week was busy enough and we decided to take it easy this weekend, no appointments, no items to check. So Friday evening was a night out on our own, with me having a nice evning with Walter and Nico drinking wine in Zionskirchplatz. Saturday we had a walk at Volkspark Humboldthain. And today, Sunday, I was brave enough to install the IKEA's chest (I had promised myself not to buy Ikea stuff anymore, but this was the easiest and fastest solution we could find): they'll call me Johnny Carpenter.


22-24.02 Anna and Ugo in Berlin, delivering 'corredini' for !!,
cooking 'pasta e zucchine', offering consulting @ BabyWalz and IKEA, etc.


20-21.02 Geburtsvorbereitungskurs, checked!


I am playing more keyboards recently. Buying some Elton John records for my compare Matthias has re-lighted the passion in me for those great songs, and Eltonchords.com is a great source of joy.

Keyboards Recordings 2016 Lady What's Tomorrow
February 2016


Some news from the first half of February...

Marie Luise has been our guest in Berlin for a few days at the beginning of February, helping me and Regine - with Regine's days getting shorter as she gets tired so fast and so suddenly while !! grow and grow. And move and move: and they seem to wait for the evening to begin dancing, like a party starting every night.
And I join the party -> -> -> ->

The existence of the Gravitational Waves has been proven.
Einstein's General Relativity
has had another proof (not that this was needed, and this is not the real news from the discovery of these days). Einstein provided a glimpse into such an mistery like our Universe; a view on the unknown, partial but already breathtaking and enough to make us dream, to make us wonder, to make us hope, to make us go crazy.


Luftballon aufblasen


January 2016

We enjoyed the last weekend of January, Regine and myself with Liane and Walter @ la Kapelle, finally meeting Ak and Jt after a long time. And Peter was in Berlin for few hours, and we couldn't miss pizza @ Giradischi. PS. We like the way our apartment has recently changed.




A video conference with Ciro, Carlo and Dario. They are planning a trip to Berlin in May. The message that Ciro wrote to book an apartment in Berlin was very sweet and something to remember...


28.01.2016 A day to remember:
Vaterschafts und Mutterschaft Anerkennung

@ the Berlin Mitte Jugendamt


26.01 A night with... Masataka and his Jazz band The Working Birds @ Schlot


!! they keep us busy, already.

Last weekend 23-24 was a very active one, as we swapped our bedroom and livingroom on Saturday ... and did fotoshooting on Sunday


14.01 Smoky evening with Niko


The Fleetwoods' Mr. Blue is one of my favorite songs ever.

We sing it for !! before sleeping. Regine says she has read somewhere that they will remember the sensations of these days when they will hear the music we make them listen to now.
I recorded it here for the posterity.


Checked!
With the new Year we start to be aware of the things to to do waiting for
!!, and some planning is needed.
So we have prepared a list we call The Checklist, and we focus on what needs to be done.
And when a task is completed... it's checked!


A great start of the year in Leipzig, where we spent 3 lovely first days of January with Matthias and our friends.

The time spent with these German friends of mine is often very special, leaving a sweet memory in my heart and in my thoughts.
... moments, hours like these ones, among people and cultures and languages which only few years ago were so far away. I enjoy living these situations and having at the same time that instant of lucidity to realize the beauty of what is going on; and I feel lucky. I think that we all go through moments like these, but we rarely understand their beauty. It's just a matter of realizing it.

It was the first time for me in this city, and I will go back there as soon as possible - to meet my compare and his family again.


Back in Time

2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001-1974 - Timeline