Growing up the most striking moment of the day was the early morning, at dawn. The fog starts to raise and the sun starts to shine. It is that exact moment that Michelangelo Buonarroti used to called "unfinished" It was the moment where everything is about to happen but yet isn't happening. Is the moment when creativity happens, inspiration finds its apex, love becomes clear and a human person can finally rest in the awareness that everything is a gift. I believe there is no other origin to the beginning of any venture in life than this exact moment.
They say beauty is fragile. Not when it is in your head, in heart and in your lips.
“I came here as a young man and dreamed of building a great university in honor of Our Lady. But I built it too small, and she had to burn it to the ground to make the point. So, tomorrow, as soon as the bricks cool, we will rebuild it, bigger and better than ever.” Fr. Sorin
The questions that used to bother me at times, do not weight anything before the immensity of a wake so close to the sky and filler with the wind of the sea. Bernard Moitessier
Growing up sailing was part of may weekly routine. I have was born by the ocean. There are no words to describe the immensity of the vast space in front of you, and how it make you feel. But surely it is source of real and beautiful inspiration.
I grew up in Tuscany where the olive trees are many. I always loved to listen to their leaves's noise in the wind. Especially during the hot summer days when it is too hot to do anything. While I was sitting and listening I always thought about the ancient populations that before me lived on that soil that I was sitting on to. A sense of great peace always arose in me at this idea. I am not sure why. Probably because the olive trees are 800, 900, 1000, up to 2000 years old! And with all the BS that happened in the world, they are still there. They survived all the fights and wars and pains, and yet they stay as silent witnesses of the fact that at the end everything comes to a conclusion and that the fluctuations of the human souls are only a moment compared to Eternity. For this reason I want to put the olive tree of my house in front of my store. To witness to the world the fact that we are here to stay and to wish to everyone Peace beyond all the turmoils of the world and of the human soul. Have a great day!