lunedì 26 febbraio 2007

...and here we have the english translation...!

Guys, a promise is a promise... I have many failings, but when I swear something I always do my best to carry it out! we have the english translation, made by Tiina Nunnally (honestly I don't know her...) of the quote from Smilla's sense of snow.

"Falling in love has been greatly ovverated. Falling in love consists of fortyfive percent fear of not being accepted and fortyfive percent manic home that this time the fear will be put to shame, and a modest ten percent frail awareness of the possibility of love.
I don't fall in love anymore. Just like I don't get the mumps.
But of course anyone can be overpowered by love".

From "Smilla's sense of snow"

I'll copy here a quotation taken from the book by Peter Høeg "Smilla's sense of snow" (That's the original title in Danish: "Frøken Smillas fornemmelse for sne").
This is the book I'm reading at the moment (not in danish of course even if I'm in Denmark,eh...)
Unfortuantely the quote is in italian, but I swear, I swear, I swear u all (right...never trust an italian girl...!) that I'll go to the library and I'll take the english version, so I'll update as soon as possible also the english translation.
For the moment, enjoy it, my italian friends...

"L'innamoramento è fortemente sopravvalutato. L'innamoramento consiste in un quarantacinque per cento di paura di non essere accettati, di un altro quarantacinque di speranza che questa volta la paura venga delusa, e di un modesto dieci per cento di fragile consapevolezza delle possibilità dell'amore.
Non mi innamorerò più. Come non posso più prendermi gli orecchioni.
Ma naturalmente chiunque può essere aggredito dall'amore."

(Chap.VII, 2nd part)

Well, it's not so distant from the reality...

Curious images...

Material I found on:

domenica 25 febbraio 2007

The Curch of the Subgenius...

Well...have you ever heard bout the Curch of the Subgenius?! Of course not I's not that popular I guess...

The Church of the Subgenius is a kind of community, or sect I should say, where you can manage to save your soul from some kind od eternal condamnation, just thanks to some small donation. Of course you will also have the chance to became Minister thanx to the brandnew book sold now called: "Legally Ordained Ministers Kit". This is not fake guys, remember: "The SubGenius material has only recently been made public. This is YOUR chance to get in on the ground floor of a huge, lucrative cult -- NOW, while rates are low. You will then be eligible for all the $$$, weird sex, and SHEER POWER OVER OTHERS that go with high-ranking membership in the Church".
Actually this is something I discovered doing the researches for my thesis... mhhh... it's not that credible, right?!

Copenhagen Art Fair

Finally I managed to have internet again...and I have the control of my life again! ( sounds weird actually...)
I'll quickly add the last happenings where I've taken part here in the snowing Copenhagen...

This is from last week: The Copenhagen Art Fair. A huge collection with both young and established artists from all over the country - plus fem Swedish artists who make their across Øresund to show their work. It was set up in the Radisson SAS Falconer Hotel in Frederiksberg...such a posh place...but nice.

domenica 18 febbraio 2007

Lacking of time...

Hi my friends...
I'm so sorry... I didn't upload anything so far...
It's that at the moment I don't have an internet connection at home, so it's starting to be a problem.
Wow...this should make us reflect on how much we are addicted by internet nowadays... damn'!
Before I used to check internet just for my e-mails... now I can't study, I can't organizing my life without it... so bad...!
Well, mind sometines floats.

Right guys, I hope I'll find a bit of time to upload something soon.

See u!

lunedì 5 febbraio 2007

The corrupted silence...

Have you ever thought about all people who have been obliged to shut up because of political deals? Have you ever thought how hard must be when someone that you love disapper without leaving any trace? While you know why and who made all this, but you can't talk because who committed it is someone more powerfull and more important than you...perhaps even someone who should guarantee the tranquillity inside the State...
Have you ever thought how difficult must be keep the silence when you would like to scream?!
I guess you know what happened in Argentina between 1976 and 1983 (a few more than 20 years ago...)
The theater play I went to see few hours ago at the Limonaia Theatre at Sesto Fiorentino, (sorry for the very unprofessional and free transaltion...but I can't translatethe name of the would sound too ridiculous...!) deal about that: Los Desaparecidos.
It was a play taken from the movie "Garage Olimpo" by Marco Bechis, a wonderful - but tough film - that I really suggest you all to see.
Of course the play was well-made, so it was easy to follow the facts even without knowing anything about los desaparecidos and without having watched the movie before.
Politics crimes are unfortunately always unsolved, since people have fear about talking...Have you ever thought why the word used all over the world to express this behaviour is an italian world: omertà. That's not something to be proud about... also if we think that the majority of corrupted people who governed Argentina in that period came from the Italian mafia.
If you want to learn more about this topic you can contact "La asociaciòn madres de Plaza de Mayo":
It's an Argentinian association, but they are present also in the Italian territory, since many of them have italian origins... you will talk with some nice old-women who will be very proud to show you their history... confident about the fact that talking about problems is always the best way to make the solution come closer and closer...

venerdì 2 febbraio 2007

It's a's simply a shame that the first pages of all our national newspapers are filled in by this story as if they were a kind of tabloids!! It's not possible that all over the world we have to be recognized for this kind of bullshits... "Wow...let see what the funny man has done this time" - that's almost the most frequent sentence that people say looking at the italian news...
I advice to Mr.Berlusconi, that, before apologizing with her wife (nothing against that of course...) he should apologize with some millions of italians to have destroyed our economy and our credibility all over the world...

giovedì 1 febbraio 2007

Becuase we don't have to forget to travel...we don't have to forget to dream...

but like usual, I have a lot of nice ideas to upload my blog...but then, the God Time has never been a good allied for me... This means that's very late in the night, and today I hadn't such a easy day...
I promise I'll upload much more tomorrow. (Yes, sure...tomorrow, always tomorrow Martina!) - Oh no, that was my conscious...!!
Anyway, I'm really tired... I just want to copy here some lines of one of my favourite poems: Le Voyage by Baudelaire.
Because...even if during the most harsh moments, don't have to forget to travel, at least with your mind. Never!

Pour l'enfant, amoureux de cartes et d'estampes,
l'univers est égal à son vaste appétit.
Ah! Que le monde est hrand à la clarté des lampes!
Aux yeux du souvenirs que le monde est petit!
Mais les vrais voyageurs sont ceux-là seuls qui partent
pour partir; coeurs légers, semblables aux ballons,
de leur fatalité jamais ils ne s'écartent,
Et, sans savoir pourquoi, disent toujours: Allons!
O le pauvre amoureux des pays chimériques!
Faut-il le mettre aux fers, le jeter à la mer,
ce matelot ivrogne, inventeur d'Amérique
dont le mirage rend le gouffre plus amer?
Faut-il partir partir? rester? Si tu peux rester, reste;
pars, s'il le faut. L'un court, et l'autre se tapit
pour tromper l'ennemi vigilant et funeste,
le Temps! Il est, hélas! des coureurs sans répit.