Uselessness

Uselessness.Feeling useless because you lack energy in “doing things”, because you are prisoners of a static routine that deprives the person of his face while erasing his strength.And yet, discovering that just humbly offering one’s “uselessness” makes that person “more useful”.Useful because in today’s time that rushes by without discernment, showing the effort to live without everything that is obvious to most, can create that … Continua a leggere Uselessness

Maria Antonietta Mattei: Tornano le cose al loro posto

C’è poesia nella memoria, un sentimento di malinconia che non rende succubi della nostalgia e del rimpianto, ma che di questi fa strumento per guardare avanti e oltre non senza aver guardato bene nel profondo di sé.Questo il messaggio che raccolgo dal racconto tenero ma tenace di Maria Antonietta Mattei nel suo libro “Tornano le cose al loro posto” (iod edizioni, 2022), un titolo che … Continua a leggere Maria Antonietta Mattei: Tornano le cose al loro posto

Lights and Shadows

There are shadows in the heart that cannot be erased. They are like incandescent blades that return to pierce your being without seemingly causing any pain as they dig through your soul to depths you never knew they possessed.And yet, although disarming, your life’s task is not to erase these shadows, but rather to understand them, bring them to light, not hide them, give them … Continua a leggere Lights and Shadows

Think Right

Anxiety and the expectation of a new beginning are full of mystery and hope although these are accompanied by the doubt of being able to see completed the work that has so much value in the depths of one’s heart.And yet, as we know, what matters is not so much the goal as the path built and lived to reach it; what matters is the … Continua a leggere Think Right

Simply Love

One often wonders what sense pain has, but why, what sense does non-pain have?Everything about our being was born and is there in its place stretched between two extremes, but neither one nor the other can do without one or the other.It’s like a bridge whose beginning and end are naturally interdependent, what’s the point of walking a bridge if there is no opposite end … Continua a leggere Simply Love

Self-Regard

There are days that start with a smile, others with deep sadness.Both unmotivated, perhaps, but both profoundly true and sincere.A reason, in reality, always exists and it is the one that gives composure to both smile and sadness; it’s just that, sometimes, that motif is kept in deep memory or in that secret of oneself that one is unable to reveal except through the serenity … Continua a leggere Self-Regard