domenica 18 dicembre 2011

Christmas tree

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."
Larry Wilde

domenica 11 dicembre 2011

Lomo effect

Don't Think, Just Shoot!
Lomography motto
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In questa foto ho provato a simulare l'effetto Lomo, citando il motto della lomografia.
La foto originale la trovate qua.

In this photo I try to simulate the LOMO effect, quoting lomography motto.
The original photo is here.

domenica 4 dicembre 2011

True friends

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
Eleanor Roosevelt

domenica 27 novembre 2011

Past


We must adapt to present, even if the past seems better.
Baltasar Graciàn

domenica 20 novembre 2011

True colors

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
Jules Feiffer

domenica 13 novembre 2011

Neglected

Don't wait to be a setting sun. It is a maxim of prudent people to abandon things before being abandoned by them.
Baltasar Gracián y Morales
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Zoom sul casotto che si intravede in questa foto.

domenica 6 novembre 2011

Look

To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle.
George Orwell

domenica 30 ottobre 2011

Waiting

Wait for things to mature all by themselves, don't trouble yourself to speed up things. Make the most of life day by day, don't worry for a future that has to arrive, or might not arrive.
Ennio Flaiano

domenica 23 ottobre 2011

Home sweet home


This is the true nature of home — it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division.
John Ruskin

domenica 16 ottobre 2011

Requirements for happiness

To be stupid and selfish and to have good health are the three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, the others are useless.
Gustave Flaubert

domenica 9 ottobre 2011

Freedom of speech

Censorship, whatever form it takes, seems to be something monstrous to me, worse than homicide; attempt on thought is a crime of lese-soul. Socrates' death still weighs heavily upon mankind.
Gustave Flaubert
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Ogni riferimento al ddl intercettazioni è puramente voluto.

domenica 2 ottobre 2011

Wise autumn

The autumn is a wise season and of good advice.
 Félix-Antoine Savard
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La realizzazione di questa foto è stata oggetto dell'ilarità di due ridenti spettatori. Sono contenta di aver regalato cinque minuti di allegria a qualcuno.

domenica 25 settembre 2011

My light

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
Albert Schweitzer

domenica 18 settembre 2011

Signs

The ways of God are infinite. Road signs leave a lot to be desired.
Anonymous

domenica 11 settembre 2011

Grapes


The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Galileo Galilei

domenica 4 settembre 2011

Do you love your work?

Excluding prodigious and individual moments that destiny can give us, love our work, which unfortunately is the privilege of a few, is the best approximation to the real happiness on Earth. But this is a truth that not many people know.
Primo Levi

domenica 28 agosto 2011

Dreams

Like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
The Tempest - William Shakespeare

domenica 21 agosto 2011

Difficulty

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
Lucio Anneo Seneca

domenica 14 agosto 2011

Our destiny

Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Anche quest'anno sarà un Ferragosto piovoso? Ormai sembra diventata una tradizione...

domenica 7 agosto 2011

O illumining sun

O Fosterer, O sole Seer, O Ordained, O illumining Sun, O Power of the Father of creatures, marshal thy rays, draw together thy light; the Lustre which is thy most blessed form of all, that in Thee I behold. The Purusha there and there, He am I.
Isa Upanishad

domenica 31 luglio 2011

On my bedside table

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx

domenica 24 luglio 2011

Brainy Smurf

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
Johann Wolfgang Göethe

domenica 17 luglio 2011

Rainy Sunday afternoon

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz

domenica 10 luglio 2011

Burn

Nobody will come close to the fire after realizing that it burns. Nobody, except those who have a valid reason for burning.
J-Ax

domenica 3 luglio 2011

Believe

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?
Jon Bon Jovi

domenica 26 giugno 2011

domenica 19 giugno 2011

Music & Cats


There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

domenica 12 giugno 2011

To the top


"Stick to what you started on, and perhaps you will reach the top, or a point which you alone can tell is not the top."
Lucio Anneo Seneca

domenica 5 giugno 2011

Calm lake

Beauty has its own heavenly language, loftier than the voices of tongues and lips. It is a timeless language, common to all humanity, a calm lake that attracts the singing rivulets to its depth and makes them silent. Only our spirits can understand beauty, or live and grow with it. It puzzles our minds; we are unable to describe it in words; it is a sensation that our eyes cannot see, derived from both the one who observes and the one who is looked upon. Real beauty is a ray which emanates from the holy of holies of the spirit, and illuminates the body, as life comes from the depths of the earth and gives color and scent to a flower. Real beauty lies in the spiritual accord that is called love which can exist between a man and a woman.

Kahlil Gibran

domenica 13 febbraio 2011

Chiacchiere

Ingredients:
- 350 gr of flour
- 3 yolks
- baking powder
- vanillin
- grappa
- 70 gr of butter
- icing sugar

Mix the flour with a touch of baking powder and vanillin, then add the yolks.
Mix the cold melted butter and a bit of grappa.
Work the dough until it becomes smooth and flat.
With a pastry wheel, cut the dough into rectangles and slit in the middle with two parallel lines.
Add Chiacchiere into the hot oil (175°), turn them, drain them and serve sprinkled with powdered sugar.

domenica 23 gennaio 2011

domenica 9 gennaio 2011

Music & Wine


Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
Ludwig van Beethoven  

domenica 2 gennaio 2011

Better person


Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin
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Buon 2011 a tutti! - Happy 2011 to everybody!