Tag Archives: Rome

5 November

Wilma Montesi’s story is the story of an Italy in need of another Renaissance. An Italy scarred by war and Fascism. An Italy anxious to substitute misery with glamour. Wilma, aspiring actress, was a young woman whose romantic dreams became … Continue reading

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The Burden of Beauty

Frederic Leighton was an English artist who followed his own shadow looking for a direction to go in. Maybe it was because he was still very young but I had a feeling it was because he was ambiguous within.  In … Continue reading

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Every day is a short story

One should count each day a separate life. Seneca A short story is a work of fiction limited in length and meant to be read in just one sitting. It is based on a plot, that is, a series of … Continue reading

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Towards Paros

Finally, Paros! We took a taxi to the airport.  On the way, motorists were honking, zigzagging, driving aggressively. But, when asked, our driver said driving a taxi in Rome didn’t stress him out.  Like Don Ruiz who says “don’t take … Continue reading

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Futurists without a future

At the beginning of the 1900s, the United States  and much of Europe was being swept away by the Industrial Revolution.  But Italy, burdened with grandeurs of the past (Ancient Rome, Renaissance, Baroque) had difficulties updating itself.  So a group … Continue reading

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