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Virginia R.
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Fighting on the stairs
The facts: 1. I sold my flat back at the end of March. 2. I am going to sign the purchase of my new flat at the end of May. Logical conclusion: I had to find a place to live for the two months when I'd officially be with "no fixed abode" (that's what I am a...

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... an alien, I'm a legal alien
Serious frowning face. No smile. No greeting. "Where are you from?" - Italy "When did you arrive?" - about 40 minutes ago… on the plane that landed in this airport… “How long do you plan to stay?” - 5 days “Are you planning to return to your country after t...

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sunflower for Elaine
I saw the plastic sunflower in one of those 1€ shops that are sprouting out all over town. I bought it some months ago and put it away in the wardrobe. Well, not exactly. I probably just threw it inside the wardrobe when I had one of the first flat visit fr...

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Giant Pineapples
Some years ago my parents did the supreme act of self-sacrifice, unconditioned love and this-is-probably-karma grandparents can do: they took the grandchildren on holiday for some weeks in August. They loaded the car with the whole house, managed to fit Sar...

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Gifts
2016 was a challenging year, but it has had its positive side. I traveled a lot. I met new friends. I kept in touch with old ones. I did all of this because I went to gigs. I went to a lot of concerts, my 2016 had more concerts than months. Going to a gig i...

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Backpackitis (or fear of Monday blues)
Backpackitis is a psychological and physical state of unwellness, which hasn’t reveived the deserved amount of attention from the scientific community. Members of that community found observing chitas rewriting Shakespeare more appealing, but perhaps this ...

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My summer with Natalia
It started by chance, while looking for alternative and solutions for the shelves crisis . I found the podcast of an Italian radio program, " Ad Alta Voce " ( Out aloud); it broadcasts 5 days a week and it's all in the title: novels are read out aloud. When...

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One in, one out
When I moved back to Torino, one of the things I was most looking forward was the notion of my own library being finally reunited. No more books scattered around, no more digging through the shelves for a volume that is in the other city. No. Just one singl...

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Here, there and return
Almost 3 months have passed and well, apparently there is still some soul reading the lines I wrote  on the blog. What happened in the meantime? Well, first and foremost I'm still alive, which should never be taken for granted, especially considering how sh...

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Circles
Most of what makes life is routine. Utterly boring routine. As much as we all like to think and dream, routine is our life and we get used to it incredibly well, in spite of that little voice we can sometimes hear whispering from the back of our mind: "This...
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