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Letters to Ghosts

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currently reading:
Dumas . Robin Hood

50 books challenge 2014: 55/50

Prima o poi la pianto con sti quadrati ( o forse no).
Salutino coccoloso alla mia gatta e a delle brutte lenzuola ikea.

C’é da spaventarsi, ogni tanto, per come le cose possono scivolare addosso. Le cose, le emozioni, le persone. Ho dimenticato giorni interi nelle tasche di chissá quale borsa e ora sono perduti, volati via, come l’estate che non é mai arrivata.
Mi trovo attorno alle caviglie un limbo grigio e nebuloso, che rende ogni passo una conquista, ogni respiro uno sforzo in piú. E mi vedo attorno persone che esplodono di energia mentre mi guardo le mani vuote e continuo a chiedermi come ho potuto, come ho potuto. Voglio viaggiare. Ne ho bisogno. Voglio un aria diversa dentro ai polmoni. Voglio guardarmi allo specchio senza riconoscere lo sguardo del fallimento, e voglio tornare a sentire la vita che mi scorre sotto alla pelle.

Firenze, 2014.

Sto facendo i bagagli che domani parto. Dall’intera valigia emergono solo quattro capi colorati, in un guazzabuglio di bianco e nero.
Grazie a dio le vacanze non rientrano nei test psicologici.

Sweet Thames run softly ‘till I end my song

Qualcuno mi salvi da mia madre che fa le valigie.

A dire il vero era un po’ che non mi sentivo cosí fuori posto, fuori forma, fuori luogo. I confronti fatico a reggerli, anche sulle scemenze. E dire che, tutto sommato, mi sono accettata, col tempo ho fatto la pace con me stessa, con il mio corpo. Quando peró mi ritrovo da qualche parte, addosso, quelle sensazioni e quella vergogna di me stessa, qualcosa un po’ mi trema dentro, ancora.

The reason why I refuse to take existentialism as just another French fashion or historical curiosity, is that I think it has something very important to offer us for the new century. I’m afraid we’re losing the real virtues of living life passionately in the sense of taking responsibility for who you are, the ability to make something of yourself and feeling good about life. Existentialism is often discussed as if it’s a philosophy of despair, but I think the truth is just the opposite. Sartre once interviewed said, he never really felt a day of despair in his life. But one thing that comes out from reading these guys is not a sense of anguish about life so much as a real kind of exuberance, a feeling on top of it. It’s like your life is yours to create. I’ve read the post-modernists with some interest, even admiration, but when I read them I always have this awful nagging feeling that something absolutely essential is getting left out. The more that you talk about a person as a social construction, or as a confluence of forces, or as fragmented or marginalized, what you do is you open up a whole new world of excuses. And when Sartre talks about responsibility, he’s not talking about something abstract. He’s not talking about the kind of self or soul that theologians would argue about. It’s something very concrete. It’s you and me talking, making decisions, doing things, and taking the consequences. It might be true that there are six billion people in the world, and counting. Nevertheless - what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms. It makes a difference to other people, and it sets an example. And in short, I think the message here is that we should never simply write ourselves off and see ourselves as the victim of various forces. It’s always our decision who we are.
- Robert C. Solomon in Waking Life

Indovinate? Indovinate? Piove.

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