THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, Chapter Five: The Seventh Wave

From the novel “THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Five: The Seventh Wave.  The seventh wave was considered by sailors the most dangerous, because it could cause damage and inconvenience to the vessel, in the tumult of a storm. Oceanographers knew that it was a superstition, ...

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ENGLAND, STRATFORD ON AVON: Fall in love in the night.

On a summer night, I watched the sky for a English countryside. I felt an unpleasant sensation of human limitation, as if I were only a fly, as if the few clouds that veiled the sky they were the boys, the ones that were crushing me. I walk in, absorbed, under the same sky as the eyes of a “Swan ...

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FLORENCE: TRAVELING WITH BENOZZO GOZZOLI

From the diary-atlanteillustrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, publisher Meeting Benches (e-book format, available in Italian language and English). A painter of the Italian Renaissance, born in Tuscany in 1420, a pupil of Fra Angelico, has long lived in Florence, by decorating  the church of San Marco. Like many painters of that period, he also was in Rome, by decorating a chapel ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, Chapter Four: Mutoni

From the novel “THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Four: Mutonia. Giorgio he had way of knowing – through Maurizio, his colleague in the parish Caritas – that in the same town, since the nineties, he had established the most consistent and artistically active community mutoide ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE: Chapter Three, The Great acacia

From the novel “THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE”, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format in Italian, coming in the English version, a page of Chapter Three: The big acacia. “Hello, I’m George, I’ll call you from a phone booth, not far from your home. This morning I have not you seen at the bar. I need to see you. Now “. Cristiana ...

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CHINA: A TASTE OF THE INFINITE.

9.7 million square kilometers, the second largest country by area in the world, landscapes and incredibly diverse, with forest steppes and deserts, the arid north and moist forests of the south, its vigilant sentinels of Himalayan ranges, Karakoram and Pamir, which protect the cradle of a nation born along the Yellow River. Many dynasties have built a thousand-year history, but ...

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PANAMA: SLIP IN THE SUNSET

It slides in the open jungle and excites you, but she is not a beautiful butterfly, because it is a large tanker. The Americans have gone for a year, but what I observe still bears the signs of their presence ordered: the huge metal walls of the channel, the many boats anchored awaiting their turn to maneuver. Until the previous ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, Chapter Two: Archer’s Post

Every day, in the one unforgettable summer, Carlo and Rossella, LSE they put themselves at the service of our neighbor, also finding time to move away from the Mission for a few hours. Together, their was consolidating an intimate awareness: natural selection, clearly visible to the eye, according to the principle that the qualities were inherited at corresponding ages, it ...

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SPRINGTIME, IN ONE HAND

Meeting Benches, welcomes the season of truth, with five short poems unpublished. Marc Chagall, anemones. RENEWED TENDERNESS: Truth that enchants in smiling vitality, between returns home, surrounded by the smells of the earth. Rose-colored clouds above the fears, warm auroras, embracing new tenderness. HAWTHORN:Enclosing thorns kind, that is not more wind, but only the breeze, fondling under a little rain the ...

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THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE, CHAPTER ONE: THE SHADOW OF DARWIN

With a travel bag on two sturdy shoulders, which put him in the dry prominence of his slender build their own ethnic group, the missionary was not wearing long hair braided and tied with a big ribbon tail, and even wore in the front of a strip leather, but he kept his head in the manner of Samburu. The neck ...

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ARCHER’S POST, KENYA: 0,65° N, 37,68° E

At the end of his trip to Kenia, a friend of mine by the name of Sabrina, she discovered – in his experience as a lay volunteer without pay – when the horizon was tinged with pink, in the diversity of those places, she found herself always pleasant certainties. Those lands not housed cows but dromedaries, and in its thickets ...

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AUSTERLITZ , A BEAUTIFUL MORNING IN DECEMBER

In the Czech Republic, there is a small town called Slavkov u Brna, but on December 2, 1805 that place was much more populated than now, because 158,000 soldiers were fighting a fierce battle of that land would be handed down to posterity the memory: Austerlitz. The tactical and strategic skill of Napoleon Bonaparte, had consented to its ” Grande ...

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JOURNEY IN HELL

JOURNEY IN HELL: “She begins Dante’s Alighieri, of Florence, Divine Comedy, in which he deals with the penalties and punishments, of defects and merits, rewards and virtues. It begins with the first canticle of the first, the part which is called Hell, in which the author makes introduction to the entire work.” In the middle of the journey of our life, ...

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EMOTIONS OF PAINTED PINK

Five poets of the Italian Renaissance, away from the darkness of centuries, they still light the world of women. From the diary-atlas illstrato TRAVEL IN ITALY, published by Meeting Benches (e-book format, versions of Italian and English). VITTORIA COLONNA: “I write only to vent the internal grief, what feeds the heart, what else does not want it, and not for agiungere light ...

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