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Writing my second book
Some things I like:
The sound of the italian word "lieve".
Hiking and walking in the nature.
Elder couples hand in hand.
Keeping a list of the books I've read and the movies I've watched.
Smiling to strangers.
Enjoying of the day and the sun (I'm not a night time person).
Listening the well known sound of any of my favourite songs in a place where I hadn't expected it at all.
Walking on the sand early in the morning.
The sound of a dynamo when I'm cycling late at night in a silent city.
Long silences between words.
Walking around cities I have never seen before.
Hands smelling of orange.
Looking outside of a window train.
Listening to some music riding a bicycle.
Observing people in the street, trying to imagine what are thinking about and feeling empathy for the ones are visibly sad or concerned for something.
Staying in the middle of a crowd doesnÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâ¢t know anything about me.
Making people feel comfortable.
Bus drivers travelling in opposite direction who wave to each other.
Some things I don't like:
Sexism and machismo.
Spending too much time online or in front of a laptop.
Using a clock or doing things where I should use one.
Driving a car.
People raising their voice or shouting.
Being forced to satisfy other people expectations.
My paranoid need to be immoderately early in an airport, train station or bus station before taking a plane-bus-train. I'm working on it.
Be your words worthy of the silence they're going to break
The ants together will conquer the elephant
Be the change you want to see in the world
Give every man the ear, but few the voice
Don't judge a person until you've walked two moons in his moccasins
veganism, literature, underground movies, indie and hardcore music, yoga, travels, cycling, foreign cultures, politics and human rights, urban eco-activism, DIY philosophy, deep conversations, old town centres, long promenades.
Music, Movies, and Books
Movies: Waking life, Me and you and everyone we know, Everything is illuminated, Into the wild, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto, Lake Tahoe, Il gattopardo, Noi Albinoi, 8 e mezzo, Una giornata particolare, Stella, Thank you for smoking, No, Diaz,
Breakfast on Pluto, La haine, Waltz with Bashir, Juno, La battaglia di Algeri, Little miss sunshine, The seventh seal, Lugares comunes, Wild strawberries, Zazie dans le metro, Big fish,The reader, Across the universe, Old boy, Le conseguenze dell'amore, La vita degli altri, Blow-up, Dolls, Stalker, Dillinger ÃÆÃÂ¨ morto, Central do Brasil, Shortbus, all movies by Kim ki Duk and Michel Gondry.
Documentaries: When a tree falls, Improvvisamente l'inverno scorso, (Suddenly last winter), Man on wire, The cove, The Darwin's nightmare, The act of killing, Earthlings, Tsunami and the cherry blossom, Sharkwater, Super size me, The take, La hora de los hornos, La ciudad de los fotÃÂ³grafos, Calle Santa Fe, Un poquito de tanta verdad, Crossing the bridge, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People, The corporation, China blue, Garbage warrior, The garden.
Music: Generally all indie bands close to do it yourself and punk attitude.
Fugazi, The evens, North of America, The death of Anna Karina, Ryan Harvey, Ghost Mice, Captain Chaos, At the drive in, Shellac, Good Riddance, Kylesa, Love boat, Black lips, Snapcase, 108, Rocky Votolato, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Cat power, Regina Spektor, Zu, No means no, Sigur Ros, Architecture in Helsinki, Belle and Sebastian, Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeros, Cocoroise.
Books that enriched, changed or just saved my life:
Gene Sharp/ The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Power and Struggle-The Methods of Nonviolent Action-Dynamics of Nonviolent Action
Julio CortÃÆÃÂ¡zar/Historias de cronopios y de famas, Rayuela
Roberto BolaÃÆÃÂ±o/Los detectives salvajes
Riane Eisler/The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future
Italo Calvino/Palomar, Le cittÃÆ invisibili
J.L. Borges/ Ficciones
George Perec/ Un Homme qui dort, EspÃÆÃÂ¨ces d'espaces,
La Vie mode d'emploi
Raymond Queneau/Zazie dans le mÃÆÃÂ©tro
Kurt Vonnegut/Slaughterhouse 5
Arundhati Roy/ The god of small things
Michail Bulgakov/The Master and Margarita
Joe Sacco/Palestine, Safe Area GoraÃâ¦ÃÂ¾de
Gipi/ LMVDM La mia vita disegnata male
CrimethInc. Workers' Collective/Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook
Lussu/Marcia su Roma e dintorni
Gunther Grass/ The tin drum
Jonathan Safran Foer/ Eating animals
Marc AugÃÆÃÂ©/Eloge de la bicyclette
Marguerite Yourcenar/MÃÆÃÂ©moires d'Hadrien
Ray Bradbury/Farenheit 451
Susan Sontag/Eichmann in Jerusalem
Naomi Klein/ No logo, The Shock doctrine
Jeremy Riefkin/The rise and fall of the cattle
J.M. Coetzee/Disgrace, Diary of a bad year
Terzani/Un indovino mi disse
Salvatore Satta/Il giorno del giudizio
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Definitely cycling across the Atacama desert of Chile and Rapa Nui-Easter island.
Teach, Learn, Share
I could teach you to cook some tasty and vegan recipes, and above all to cook some typical italian dishes without dairy products and meat.
I can share my knowledge about ecology and sustainable issues.
I could teach you some italian, spanish or portuguese.
I'd like to improve my skills in taking care of a vegetable garden.
Countries I’ve Visited
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In
Chile, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Venezuela