Tag Archives: Volver the cat

Volver and Olivia Laing

Our cat, Volver, is an intellectual. He likes to use books as pillows. It helps him absorb information he knows nothing about. Here he is enjoying the Italian translation of Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of … Continue reading

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The Lace Collar

This post was written for young women who haven’t studied history and for those, no longer young, who, in the words of George Santayana, refuse to remember the past and are thus condemned to repeat it. This post is dedicated … Continue reading

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The Sacredness of Everyday Life

Every morning I sit on our terrace and just look at the plants and the bees and the butterflies that visit them. Save for the purrs of Volver, our cat, there is silence. The crisp air on my skin feels … Continue reading

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The Windmill in my Mind

The average age of those who’ve died of COVID-19 in Italy is 78. Sixty percent of those infected are men. Seventy percent of those who die are men. Women, for reasons not yet explained, seem to be more resilient. Maybe … Continue reading

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Sunrise or Sunset

Often  I post links on FB to the articles I publish here.  If I’m lucky, I’ll get 20 likes. If I’m lucky.  So, if ever I feel “liked”  deprived, all I have to do is post a photo of Volver, … Continue reading

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