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The new year has just begun and I am already looking forward to next year

While we have embarked at total capacity in the new year, we are already looking forward to it ending. It seems, for now, the faded copy of recent years and facing the challenges that await us in the next few months, already tired even before starting. I have so little enthusiasm that I can’t even look at the photos taken in recent years and decide … Continue reading The new year has just begun and I am already looking forward to next year

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Letter to Jesus on Christmas Day

By Massimo Usai Dear Jesus, Indeed it is anomalous that you can receive a letter from me, but since everyone does it, I want to try to see what it feels like and what advantages it can bring me if I also write a Christmas letter. The first question I want to ask you is, more than anything else, a curiosity of mine. I wanted … Continue reading Letter to Jesus on Christmas Day

1982: the year of the World Cup for Italy that changed for better many things in our lives pexels photo 344649 Sticky post

1982: the year of the World Cup for Italy that changed for better many things in our lives

By Massimo Usai It’s 1982, and I still haven’t had anything so transcendental in my life.  I was still studying, no solo travel worldwide, and summer had just begun. July had arrived a few days before, but that heat, typical of July, had been in the air for two or three months now. I had taken my first swim in the sea in April that … Continue reading 1982: the year of the World Cup for Italy that changed for better many things in our lives

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Father Christmas is finally coming for real this year. We have to celebrate in the right way.

And here we are again… another Christmas to spend, but perhaps it would be better to say: Christmas again! After a year off. Ok, I think there is still little to celebrate exaggeratedly. If you have resumed dancing waiting for the end of the year parties, I recommend you put away the dance shoes that had you just dusted off. The reason? It will probably … Continue reading Father Christmas is finally coming for real this year. We have to celebrate in the right way.

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They will break the rules again tonight, But she has a big smile

Words By Massimo Usai The rules were simple between them. She had set a contract and a boundary with her friends. The watchword was not to shame her publicly. Her friends, like her mother, would no longer be allowed to be publicly shamed on her. Because of her hair, wardrobe, way she grew up, previous romantic relationships, or life choices, she has always been central … Continue reading They will break the rules again tonight, But she has a big smile

Quando il viaggio e la compagnia e' interessante, anche le storie diventano interessanti. Asseminitif

Quando il viaggio e la compagnia e’ interessante, anche le storie diventano interessanti.

By Massimo Usai ” Fermati, facciamo una foto veloce“, suggerii. “Non tutti i giorni ci capita di passare su questo ponte ed avere questa luce, ma poi vai più veloce che puoi per scappare da questo posto.” Sean annuì e sollevò il piede dall’acceleratore. Le gomme rimbalzarono e le sospensioni scricchiolarono mentre uscivamo dalla strada vuota e asfaltata per la nostra destinazione e Sean posizionò … Continue reading Quando il viaggio e la compagnia e’ interessante, anche le storie diventano interessanti.

Wet mats that stimulate memories / I Tappetini Bagnati dei miei ricordi. DSCF9901

Wet mats that stimulate memories / I Tappetini Bagnati dei miei ricordi.

November/December brought to my mind the connections with memories connected at this time of the year. One rainy day some years ago, I visited a countryside home. As I approached the front steps, I saw a “welcome mat”. Wasn’t well protected and was wet and not really welcoming. I suddenly found myself holding back tears. I was puzzled by my reaction until I remembered the … Continue reading Wet mats that stimulate memories / I Tappetini Bagnati dei miei ricordi.