How exciting are the men who break our hearts is the book written by Dianella Bardelli, whom I thank very much.

The first contact I had with Dianella was vocal, I listened to her voice, which struck me even before discovering the main aspect of the book, and even before realizing what I was going to discover as I read: a feature in common between Dianella and Lenore, I think.

Lenore Kandel.

Dianella Bardelli in her book published by Compagnia Editoriale Aliberti writes in a style that is as personal, immersive as it is biographical.

Lenore Kandel is a poet belonging to the Hippie culture. Actually, often the Hippy  movement is called a “counterculture,” but I don’t like to think in those terms.

Lenore in particular stood out for the intensity with which she lived and spread the very essence of her passion.

Passion that finds its most emblematic representation in The Love Book: a text deemed obscene, seized and banned to such an extent that three clerks were brought to trial on charges of dissemination through their bookstores.

San Francisco, 1967.

A year that began with the Human Be-In at Golden Gate Park prelude to the summer remembered by all as the Summer of love.

An era that I had never fully explored until now but Lenore and Dianella showed me in all its philosophy.

Lenore and Dianella, two women, distant in space, time, and color, but close in writing as an expression of their intense passion.

Dianella’s face is framed by golden hair.

Lenore’s face is highlighted by the famous black braids.

Dianella writes novels and poems, and in addition to How Exciting the Men Who Break Our Hearts, she published Near but Far, Altruistic Fish are Reborn Children, Neal’s Psychedelic Bard, Toward Katmandu in Search of Happiness, I’m Going for a Look, 1968.

Lenore, beyond the aforementioned The Love Book left us, among other works, Word Alchemy … a title that I find poetic in itself.

Dianella’s destiny led her to discover Lenore by chance and to be the only woman to tell us about her in Italy.

Lenore’s destiny led her to be on stage at the Human Be-In on January 14, 1967, the only woman to speak, on her thirty-fifth birthday.

You can see her here after the greetings from minute 11:30.

Dianella writes on three blogs:

Spontaneous Poetry 

A writing blog 

A haiku blog 

in addition to countless web collaborations.

Lenore left us this conversation with Carlos Fresneda, in which she also quotes Lawrence Ferlinghetti while you can have a view through Isaac Hernandez’s photos.

Basically, How Exciting the Men Who Break Our Hearts to me spoke about Women, and, in my own personal reading key, I found myself thinking about how our lives breaks us.

Without adding more I leave you with this sentence from the book:
What is not sufficiently illuminated by the light of wisdom fails to move from idealization to concrete realization.



Before I even understood what Coachella was I tried to figure out how to pronounce this curious name.

The correct diction comes from the Hispanic language because Coachella is the name of the valley where this music festival was first held: in Indio, California, at Empire Polo Events

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was born in 1999 on the occasion of the 30th “birthday” of the quintessential music festival.

No need to specify the name, right? Just the date is enough: 1969

Actually, the Coachella festival is conceived precisely on the failure of Woodstock 1999, so catastrophic that it was called the day the 90s died

Coachella was the need to restart from art.

And from this restart, the numbers year after year have multiplied, until it has become a musical and very fashionable event.

Coachella is music, but Coachella is also outfits: I collected some photos from the web.

What do you think?

Would you feel inspired by the music enough to indulge in your look?

Have you ever attended any kind of dress code or otherwise themed event?

Undisputed queen of the just concluded edition was Zendaya who also surprisingly sang.  together with Labrinth All for us from Euphoria

She is so universal and versatile that it becomes really hard to find suitable adjectives.

From the white camisole under dress for Coachella, to the maison blanche E-1027, built by Eileen Gray in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, as her own testimonial for Le Capucines

Music always as an important thread.

I don’t know about you but when I listen to Urge Overkill Girl you’ll be a woman soon I can’t help but think of a totally iconic scene … in the radio frame shall we catch a quote from it? We will talk about it again 🙂


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