Lately I am listening to History lessons of Prof. Alessandro Barbero on YouTube. I like history and I find these lessons interesting and very enjoyably presented. World Wars, Medieval life, Crusades, Ottoman Empire, Falkland, Carlo Magno, The Italian independence wars, The American civil war etc.
Abbiamo vissuto il 2021 a Berlino ed Herrenberg. Estattamente i primi 6 mesi nella Capitale, da Gennaio a fine Giugno; poi a partire da Luglio ad Herrenberg.
I primi sei mesi sembrano gia’ cosi’ lontani, a volte mi fermo a ripensare alle strade di Mitte e Prenzlauerberg ed alle persone ed i posti vissuti. E quando lo faccio, ovviamente, sento una sensazione mista tra gioia e amore … e mi spunta un sorriso.
Berlino mi ha accolto in una fase particolare della mia vita e mi regalato tanto, emozioni, visione, nuove energie ed esperienze colorate, calde e belle che, dopo dieci anni, fanno parte di me e dei miei ricordi. Penso ai caffe’, ai ristoranti e le pizzerie, alle sere fuori con Nico, ai Karaoke, a Masataka, alle chiacchierate con Matthias al Rosengarten, alla scuola di Tedesco di Kastanienalle, a Chaitan, ai marciapiedi larghissimi, alla musica di Max Raabe, alle colazioni fuori con Guni nel weekend, ai palazzi di Metzer Strasse ed al Café Hilde, alla Wasswerturm ed a Kollwitzkiez, alla U-Bahn, ai primi anni di Diego e Wanda, a Zionskirchplatz ed alla mia vita di quartiere, alle mie lunghissime passeggiate, alle nostre belle case dove abbiamo abitato, ed a tanto altro.
Da luglio siamo passati ad un nuovo scenario, ad Herrenberg e dintorni, che ho cominciato e che continiuero’ a raccontare qui.
Stepping into 2022 with an updated and refreshed New Timeline!
Wishing everyone a Happy 2022!
We are living a cozy Christmas period in Herrenberg with our family; Peter, Anne and their children are here, and Marie Luise and Christoph too. Our kids are happy and overwhelmed with joy and surprises (they saw Santa leaving our house after dropping the presents!). Guni cooked a delicious parmigiana di melanzane.
I enjoy singing and playing Paolo Conte’ songs lately.
It’s a beautiful time.
It’s a very cold winter it seems to me, and I not going out much these days. Plus teleworking, plus covid restrictions equals a time not extremely exiting and social lately. But in the meantime they took away from my mouth a tooth with an oral surgery procedure, so I not getting bored anyway.
Third Covid vaccine dose today, the so called “booster”.
I am reading a Jack Reacher’s book by Lee Child and I like the feeling of liking it and enjoying looking forward to reading more of the story. Once or twice a year it happens to me, a lousy reader, to come across a book i feel good about. Like the recent ones on chemistry and quantum mechanics by Tim James.
And I got the feeling I need to return soon, again, to dream in the Foundation’s Universe.
Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy is my favorite novel. My dream. Feeling like returning back home.
Also Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 Space Odissey and Randevouz with Rama are immensely great. But Foundation is touching base with myself.
4 days at the feet of the Vesuvius, where I did grow up … like many other things. 4 days with an heroic Diego, who gives us love, joy and vision of the sense of life.
Starting November visiting the Stuttgart Planetarium with our kids, and celebrating the Anniversary of our encounter in Milan 18 years ago with 🌹 red roses and Paolo Conte’s concert tickets!
“Venus if you will, Please send a little girl for me to thrill. A girl who wants my kisses and my arms, A girl with all the charms of you. Venus, make her fair, A lovely girl with sunlight in her hair. And take the brightest stars up in the skies, And place them in her eyes for me.“
A night out with my dear friend.
Meeting Matthias. A short but intense nice time. Thanks for visiting us Compare!
Today first time Qigong and Tai Chi lesson in Herrenberg. First time ever live (and not online/remote). In the open air, with a beautiful countryside view in front of me. Splendid. A great start of weekend.
I have lived a Summer Staycation with my family and friends here in Herrenberg which is a place new for us, while was always a place for vacation for us. And now is our home town and our place.
With Nonno and Nonna visiting us, Blaubeuren @ Guni’s Klassentreffen, Calw, Opa and Oma, Pauline and Almi, MaisLabyrinth, Salvio, Herrenberg Naturfreibad, Tübingen, Spielplatz, Spielplatz, playing football with Diego and Wanda, Spielplatz, Spielplatz, Diego, Wanda, Guni.
A Summer full of love and happyness. I have been enjoying the kids 24 hours a day during the Kita closing period.
And today, that the Kita and my work start again, with a feeling of nostalgia I have been walking alone along the same path around home – from home to the bakery and playground – which Wanda Diego and myself walked together many mornings this summer.
È stato dolce ed emozionante vedere i miei figli interagire con il mio migliore amico Salvio, durante i tre giorni incui è stato qui.
Mi rendo conto che ricevo da loro, da Diego e Wanda, così tanto che sono io a crescere e cambiare insieme a loro. Imparo ogni giorno di più da loro, ogni giorno una lezione nuova, una dimostrazione dell’amore e di ciò che è giusto e che conta. Come oggi il palloncino a forma di unicorno per la piccola, dolce, immensa Wanda. Domani, spero, farò un errore in meno. Domani, spero, sarò migliore di oggi. Grazie a voi, piccoli miei.
A beautiful day out in Calw with my amazing kids. Lot of Spielplatz, eating Spaetzle and Salmon in the MarktPlatz, visiting Opa’s church, they can’t miss gelati, driving through the countryside, lot of fun and lot of love.
The faraway line that met and melted with my line.
Soon the pines will be falling everywhere
Village children fight each other for a share
And the 609 goes roaring past the creek
Deacon Lee prepares his sermon for next week
I saw Grandma yesterday down at the store
Well, she’s really going fine for eighty-four
Well she asked me if sometime I’d fix her barn
Poor old girl, she needs a hand to run the farm
And it’s good old country comfort in my bones
Just the sweetest sound my ears have ever known
Just an old-fashioned feeling fully grown
Country comfort’s any truck that’s goin’ home
Down at the well they’ve got a new machine
The foreman says it cuts manpower by fifteen
“But that ain’t natural”, well so old Clay would say
He’s a horse-drawn man until his dying day
Now the old fat goose is flying ‘cross the sticks
The hedgehog’s done in clay between the bricks
And the rocking chair’s a-creaking on the porch
Across the valley moves the herdsman with his torch
Songwriters: Elton John / Bernie Taupin
After too many months…
Finally Ugo and Anna. We needed so much to meet again. The kids needed so much the nonni. Beautiful three weeks in August with tge Nonni in Herrenberg.
Wanda & Diego…Every day they amaze us with their beauty and with the things they do and say.
And today is the last day of the maternity leave you started months ago Guni. Thank you Guni, it’s been a beautiful and increadibly important time for us, for our kids, for our Family.
Dinner for 2, outside, on a Friday evening. Oma und Opa entertaining the kids. Enjoying Herrenberg.