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In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

Friday, 22 February 2013 @08:49

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman"
(Margaret Thatcher)

I never really liked Margaret Thatcher, except as Meryl Streep in last year's extraordinary movie. But I truly wish we would have, in politics, more women we could ask to.

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Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

Friday, 15 February 2013 @08:30

Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

A blonde girl, early 80’s, hippy happy californian girl, writes this sentence on a placemat in a restaurant in Sausalito. It could have happened, and maybe it did really happen. All we know is that Anne Herbert wrote this sentence: which is, since then, going around the world (and the web) like a magic charm. Let’s believe in the revolutionary power of kindness and beauty. It works.

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Your name, written in water. But wherever I write it, it will always be you.

Friday, 8 February 2013 @10:13

"Here lies one whose name was writ in water"

But wherever I write your name, it will always be you.

I've read these words yesterday, in Roma, engraved on the tomb of John Keats, the "young British poet" who died in Italy in 1820 and didn't want his name, but only these words, on his grave... The anglican cemetery is a peaceful, suspended non-place in the middle of Rome's buzz; cypresses and shy marigolds and the Piramide Cestia in the foreground. And all over, suspended in the air, the magic of words, and desires, and lives, whether written on water or not.

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Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.

Friday, 1 February 2013 @08:34

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels."

Oh well, another good reason to wear high heels. Or, at least, to try it.

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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.