Lisa Corva

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There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not to be a child.

Friday, 21 December 2012 @09:05

"There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not to be a child."
(Erma Bombeck)
Surprise your inner child. At least for Christmas.


What doesn’t break you, can make you shine.

Friday, 14 December 2012 @09:48

"When the Japanese mend broken objects they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold, because they believe that when something has suffered a damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful."
(Barbara Bloom)
What doesn’t break you, can make you shine.


Hope and feathers.

Monday, 10 December 2012 @08:53

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all"
(Emily Dickinson)
Never stop dreaming. Feathers and wings will bring us far away.

Today, for Emily's birthday - she was born on the 10th of December 1830 - a message of lightness and hope.


Oscar Niemeyer and the sheer sensuality of curves.

Friday, 7 December 2012 @08:39

"Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man. What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of sea, in the body of the woman we love."
(Oscar Niemeyer)
Let's believe in curves.

Or, in his own words:
"Não é o ângulo reto que me atrai, nem a linha reta, dura, inflexível, criada pelo homem. O que me atrai é a curva livre e sensual, a curva que encontro nas montanhas do meu país, no curso sinuoso dos seus rios, nas ondas do mar, no corpo da mulher preferida. De curvas é feito todo o universo, o universo curvo de Einstein"

I worked for twenty years inside a beautiful curve, the publishing house Mondadori, designed by Niemeyer, the visionary brasilian architect who just died, 103 years old. A man who loved curves and sea waves, who believed in the socialist, utopian right to general happiness. So why not? Let's believe in the power of curves.


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.