Random Bio Notes

  1. I wanted to write a novel and I didn’t know where to begin. I started from the essentials: dressing up like an artist. I am not sure why, but it doesn’t seem to have worked properly, and I am ending up with some sort of blog.
  2. I love to fly to different worlds with the wings kindly provided by great writers (and I cannot make a list of all these trips because it would be too long).
  3. But I want to remember the turtle in Huysmans’ À reburs.
  4. Somewhere in the recesses of my mind, I have the full perception of the backyard of my grandpa and grandma’s little shop, where I spent many days of my childhood. I still savor the aroma of risotto cooked on the old wood-stove, while an autumn pale sun was sneaking in from the door ajar. When I need to calm down, I think about it; and I experience the comfort and the feeling of total protection that I used to sense at the time.
  5. Speaking of perfumes, I totally love the fragrance of maritime pines when it mixes up with the scent of the sea during warm summer days on the hills of Liguria.
  6. I am still trying to understand what I want to be when I am an adult.
  7. I like the word ‘indeed’.
  8. I excel in the art of wasting time.
  9. I am also great at regretting the time I have wasted.
  10. If someone was going to force me to believe in some god, I would choose those familiar guys from Ancient Greece.
  11. I can easily get lost in my own neighborhood.
  12. When I was a kid I didn’t like my indefinable red-copper hair because I thought it was too weird. Now, when my hair is starting to show my age and I get some reminiscence of that color only in summer, I kind of like it.
  13. I had dark times in my life when I experienced the separation or the connection – they were dark times, I couldn’t see too clearly – between mind and body. 
  14. I don’t like watches: they steal my time.
  15. I also don’t like writing on a computer that much. When I delete a word, I completely erase any trace of its existence; I feel like I am killing a possible story that on paper would have lasted perfectly incomplete.
  16. Kids are wildly wonderful, special kids even more.
  17. I love life.