Anne Frank

Today is the anniversary of Anna Frank’s birth (12 June 1929). Here are some of her words: “What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.” “I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” “Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because… Read More Anne Frank

Happiness

William Styron – novelist – (11 Jun 1925-2006) “Maybe that’s the key to happiness—being sort of dumb, not wanting to know any of the answers.” “Forse questa è la chiave della felicità – essere un po’ stupidi e  non voler conoscere le risposte”

Pantelleria

Questa terra “sperduta a occidente” è quella che Omero chiamava Ogigia, il luogo in cui Ulisse e la ninfa Calipso si amarono per sette anni. Calipso, una bellissima ninfa, era stata costretta dagli dei, per punizione, a rimanere su Ogigia, un’isola che non ne ha altre nelle vicinanze, dove le Moire mandavano eroi bellissimi ed… Read More Pantelleria

Nasreddin

      Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja was a satirical Sufi who lived in the 13th century . He is considered a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories, which usually have a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature. One day, a neighbour who Nasreddin didn’t like very much came over to… Read More Nasreddin