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Happiness is good health and a bad memory.

Friday, 25 May 2012 @09:28

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory"
(Ingrid Bergman)
And, of course, waking up with you.

Today's Buongiorno is from a great actress, a woman who knew how to live and love.

Do you know, that you live in my house of dreams?

Friday, 18 May 2012 @07:43

"Do you know
That you live in my house of dreams?"
(James Laughlin)
You. My love.

James Laughlin is an american poet. Poets know how to live in houses of dreams, and show us the way.

But mother is our first love affair.

Friday, 11 May 2012 @09:31

"But mother is our first love affair. And if we hate her, later we take the rage with us, onto other lovers. And if we lose her, where do we find her again?"
(Jeanette Winterson)
The roots of belonging. The roots of love.

Jeanette Winterson wrote a powerful memoir about her two mothers: her adoptive one, her biological one. The title? Powerful as well, "Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?": simply, the real-life question Jeanette's adoptive mother asked, after discovering her daughter was a lesbian.

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A djinn in a bottle and three wishes: what would you desire?

Friday, 4 May 2012 @08:21

"In the Haghia Sophia she had her third encounter with Fate, or with something."
(Antonia Byatt)
Fate crosses my path. I stop and listen.

What would happen if you find a djinn in a bottle? You have three wishes: what would you desire? Antonia Byatt follows our modern heart in "The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye": the story of a single woman, "floating redundant", who goes to Istanbul and encounters Fate. Better: encounters a djinn in a bottle.

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Lisa Corva

Yes, I write. Yes, I believe in the magic of words. That’s why you’ll find me here, every Friday: Lisa “globish”!

I believe in the magic of words, and I believe Piazza Unità in Trieste, where I was born, is the most romantic square in the world. (And yes, it’s in Italy, proudly facing the sea). I love roses in every form. And, of course, I do love my blog, expecially now that I can carry it around on my iPhone.