Returning the Favor

A dear friend and artist, Jeff Moriber, has recently sent me one of his artworks: Returning the Favor. This beautiful print made me think immediately…

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The Secrets behind the book Your Renaissance

The famous Leonardo da Vinci loved puzzles, games combining intellect and intelligence, and used the elements of his paintings to play with the…

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Street poet

I had seen him several times passing in that street: an elderly homeless man, with paper and pen, reading or writing or thinking. I would pass by in…

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“Contrattempi” (Setbacks). Music of life.

In music, we can roughly define the “contrattempo” or “controtempo” (backbeat syncopation) as a beat that occurs when there should be a pause. An…

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7 times you fall, 8 times you get up

I have always liked journeys. Which are not travels. On journeys, you walk a path and feel the experience. On travels, you can easily remain on the…

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The power of images

The @maura_imagesandwords project on Instagram together with the book Your Renaissance, aim to raise awareness on the influence that images can have…

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Against the wind

Sometimes it is like this. We climb the sand against the wind. The air is charged. We go because the body and thoughts need to free themselves. And…

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The signs of the passage of time

Some time ago I visited a singular place, the royal palace of Caserta. In the garden, built towards the end of the 1700s in order to look like a…

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Why self-massage?

Touch is one of the most ancient expressions of our living being. When we are happy to see a person, we are happy to embrace them. When we have a…

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Nothing is difficult

Occasionally I happen to pass in a street where there is a building with a Latin phrase inscribed on it: "Nil difficile volenti" (nothing is…

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