IL TRAGHETTATORE

IL TRAGHETTATORE

“Il traghettatore” which is not proper to translate simply with the ferryman, initially made me think of something else, I don’t really mean Charon, even if in fact my mind inevitably associates the idea, but I would not have guessed who or what would be the object of the transfer despite the clue suggested to me from Monica: once again this reading is thanks to her.

Annalisa Menin, branding and communication expert, moved to New York realizing a dream common to many.

But life teaches each of us that if on the one hand it gives, on the other it takes away… sometimes in a ruthless and cruel way.
The appointment with Annalisa’s destiny is for the day after her thirtieth birthday: the day her husband Marco dies.

Among the pains to be faced, there is also a decision to make: stay in New York or return to Italy?

A real survey was born, which evolved into a blog: My last year in New York

And the blog became a book but also a charity initiative in favor of young Italian students eager to live the same American dream: Remembering Marco

Then?
And then five years passed and the need to tell stories, not to forget, became the need to be reborn.
The transition had to take place.

 

Heart in transit.

And Il traghettatore was born.

Very often Monica and I discuss how to face mourning, how to live as survivors.

Everyone has their own story, but those who have known the pain of loss can see the shell hyding the suffering of those who have experienced similar pain, which is not the same for anyone.

But with this book Monica also gave me another trip: I often repeat that if I had a time machine I would like to go to New York in the 80s

And although this reading did not teleport me into the past, I still had the opportunity to “see” through the words of the author places, roads, details, I could “feel tastes,” imagine “perfumes” and I breathed the air of New York.

Curious coincidence on page 405: even my grandmother said exactly the same words to me: the beautiful silence was never written. And this is a quote that will remain with me forever.

I conclude with another sentence from the book which I feel as absolutely “mine:”
The sense of guilt is that gift that you never stop receiving.

This time I strongly hope that it is not the same for you.

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

Again I am extremely grateful to my Jaya author of the blog Nin Chronicles but above all author of wonderful poems that have the power to create magical atmospheres, emotions and sensations.

The Rules of this Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blog.

  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the person who nominated you.

  3. Nominate 11 people and ask them new 11 questions.

  4. Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their posts.

  5. List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award in your post.

I take this as an opportynity for talking a bit more about me.

Jaya’s Questions:

  • What is your favorite song and why?

Come as you are. Nirvana.
I love everything about it. It was love at the first listen: the sound, the basic but primary meaning, the music, the way of singing.

  • Do you love to cook? I mean, do you LOVE to cook?

No, I don’t really love cooking, even if when I cook I try to do my best.

  • What motivates you?

My first and top important motivator is my husband Massimo.

  • How do you make peace with writer’s block?

Through rock music and local landscapes.

  • What is your favorite snack and why?

Bounty because I like both chocolate and coconut.

  • What do you think about the state of the world?

Extreme sadness.

  • Where do you want to take your writing/blogging?

Towards people. I like knowing people and learning about and from them.

  • Who is your favorite cartoon character?

Wile E Coyote.

  • How do you practice self-care?

Ehm … backup question?

  • Sweet or unsweet coffee/tea?

ABSOLUTELY UNSWEET!

  • Do you ever dance with wild abandon? I mean WILD abandon!

 Off course: I am a total mad laughing

My questions:

  1. Do you like coffee? laughing

  2. What do like reading the most?

  3. Is there a particular kind of music that let you feel good?

  4. Are you used to sing at least while you are in the car?

  5. Do you like detective stories?

  6. Is there any musical you fall in love for?

  7. What is your favorite movie?

  8. The most beautiful place in the world for you is?

  9. If you could choose a gift for yourself, what would it be?

  10. Do you prefer getting up early or late in the morning?

  11. Would you give me one or more advices? Thanks!

Nominees:

I follow Jaya’s step and I leave this as an open nomination too.

If you would like to talk a bit more about you, you will be welcome!
Not only sun shines … come on SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE!

 

 

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

I am delighted to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award and extend my thanks to Jaya from Nin Chronicles for this amazing nomination!
Jaya is a wonderful poet so don’t miss the chance to explore the magic that her deep words inspire.
I love her poems!
Dear Jaya I am really grateful and happy for the luck I had the day I “met” you.

ABOUT THIS AWARD:
it is given to bloggers by bloggers, who in turn pass it on.
The Award promotes community and shows us just how far one little thing can go as each nominee shares the love further.

RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and include the link to their site.

  2. Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.

  3. Share the reason why you started your blog.

  4. Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.

  5. Nominate a maximum of fifteen bloggers.

  6. Tell your nomimees about your award post so they can partecipate!

WHY I STARTED MY BLOG:
well, simply because who loves me encouraged me to fight my fear and not to be ashamed of sharing what I always loved: writing.
Also considering that I like socializing since ages ago when the only way was through paper letters by mail …

TWO PIECES OF ADVICES FOR NEW BLOGGERS:
to tell the truth I don’t think to be able to give advices, but maybe, if you allow me, I can tell that on my opinion the most important thing is be yourself.
No matter if you aren’t perfect.
No matter if you have faults: flaws are the features that make you different from others.
Because no one else is like you.

And then … enjoy! Have fun!
Live life in full, don’t loose anything and share laughing

NOMINEE:

Laura from ShyneLC Art 

Linda from Pages and Papers 

Ashley from Survive The Kidz 

COFFEE IN ENGLAND ALWAYS TASTES LIKE A CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT Agatha Christie

COFFEE IN ENGLAND ALWAYS TASTES LIKE A CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENT Agatha Christie

An entire blog should be dedicated to the one who is the absolute Queen, just to express that minimum of admiration and esteem She deserves.

But to remain in our space-time measure of coffee in the meantime, I would start from the bottom: that is, from the trailer for the next Death on the Nile. Have you already seen it?

Needless to say, I am very curious, not to mention that as soon as I heard the first notes of Policy of Truth  a standing ovation was triggered.

Unfortunately I haven’t been to many concerts but Depeche Mode in Milan in the 80s was a big yes.

But let’s go back to Death on the Nile: we can consider this one as the third version after the film with Peter Ustinov in 1978 and Poirot on the Nile in 2004 with David Suchet.

I’d say Kenneth Branagh feels comfortable playing the detective born from the pen of Agatha Christie if he’s decided to replicate after Murder on the Orient Express.

Yet Hercule Poirot is a very particular character, apparently uncomfortable I would say, and in general I would never have associated him with Branagh even if I consider him very good. Maybe because I have always perceived him as very English and as a Shakespearean actor par excellence.

Moreover, in Murder on the Orient Express, in my opinion Kenneth Branagh’s proof became even more complicated with the presence of Johnny Depp: since he is possessed by the spirit of Jack Sparrow he has accustomed us to caricature roles such as Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, not to mention Mortdecai, who, as far as I’m concerned, caused the question “why is Depp Ratchett and not Poirot?”

To tell the truth, however, Branagh’s mustache, for how exaggerated it may seem, is more faithful to the mustache described by Agatha Christie, isn’t it?

So, leaving aside interpretations that have not left their mark such as those of Albert Finney, Tony Randall, Austin Trevor and Alfred Molina, who is your favorite Poirot?

Peter Ustinov, David Suchet or Kenneth Branagh?

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