Sunflowers

“A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” -Vincent Van Gogh

Hi, my fellow readers! I’m sorry, I haven’t been really active later but I’m busy with school and other assignments. Whatever, I’ve been also struggling with finding inspirations for my posts. Any suggestion? Feel free to tell me, your opinions matter.

I took these photos so if you want to save them, just tell me 🙂

I love sunflowers and photography is my passion so I wanted to share with you all. You can find me on Instagram, EyeEm and some of my photos are on Getty Images.

Have a fun Sunday!

-Stefania

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Gioielli Rubati 18: Italo Bonassi – Cipriano Gentilino – Stefania Giannetto – Felice Serino – Luciana Riommi – Nadia Alberici – Emilio Ferro – Erospea.

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Allora, ricominciamo, la Terra è rotonda e auguro a tutti un 2019 migliore; e… dice, ma migliore rispetto a che? Rispetto al 2018 e precedenti.

DIARIO DI UN MORTO

Non percepisco tutto in una volta,
ma a poco a poco. Qui da noi le voci,
qui, sotto terra, tardano a arrivare,
ci mettono più tempo per raggiungerci.
Come dentro una camera antiacustica,
suoni, rumori, voci son smorzati
di quel tanto che arrivano un po’ fiochi.

Tanto per dire, oggi, a mezzogiorno,
c’è stato per esempio un funerale
di un povero operaio di un cava
di porfido di Albiano. C’era il prete,
un chierico che aveva l’acqua santa
e un vecchio ch’era lì proprio per caso
in visita di una zia morta da anni.

Dunque, appena il prete fa il discorso
che di solito si fa se uno muore
(oh, due parole, non di più, era povero…),
ecco levarsi un coro…

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“A girl with schizophrenia” -Haniah Hamzah

I started to talk with Haniah by chance, it happened in a foggy day of November and I still remember when I was the notifications and noticed that she liked all my poems, I was really surprised! She sent me a message then and we  got  along instantly. I checked her profile and  I opened her book without any doubt: I was extremely curious and, if I have to be honest, I’ve never read a book about Schizophrenia, especially because of the stigma around this illness, so my expectations were really high. What can I say? It was really worth it. When I first read the  book, it was a working progress but it was already a promising one. I complimented with her instantly because I thought she was really brave, not anyone is capable of writing and be open about this kind of topics. Sufferers have been demonised for years, perceived as monsters and unhuman but she’s clearly fighting these prejudices  by showing that they’re like us, there isn’t any difference and we need to respect them and be compassionate towards their situation. I noticed her efforts and her honesty  and I have to say that I really admire what she’s doing: I would never be capable of such truthfulness and openess as she describes the most painful moments of her life. The most touching part is the one when she talks about her psychosis and I can say I really felt her pain, she explains well what it’s like to live with this illness and  I can say that reading this book can really open your mind and make you understand more about her world. ! She’s just a normal girl, like me, like you, fighting against demons of all sorts, against her mind and she’s battling in the best way ever: she is writing, she’s is expressing what could be kept hidden, it’s astonishing!

I really suggest this book, the content  is extremely good  and it has the potential to become the brilliant one! I also recommend it to those people who share the same issues, you will feel understood and not alone, not again.

You can find her on Wattpad!

A girl with Schizophrenia 

Diary of a girl with Schizophrenia

 

-Stefania

Rêves

J’ai des rêves
Mais maintenant sont poussière,
J’ai des idées
Mais maintenant sont paroles,
Paroles que je n’explique pas
car il sont dures et difficiles,
Paroles d’espoir
Mais paroles de souffrance.
J’ai rêvé l’or et l’argent,
J’ai rêvé les Dieux
Et le hibou
Q’à le tombée de la nuit
M’annonce la sagesse
Et l’esprit de la calme.
J’attends la mite
Qui me guide à la lumière.

N’oublie pas de lire mon livre sur Wattpad!

Don’t forget to read my book “The shadow through” on Wattpad, especially if you want to read more poems!

-Stefania

Movies you can watch in December

I’ve been watching a lot of movies on Netflix these days, I simply can’t stop. However, this is a list of movies I really enjoyed and I think you could do too!

 

  1. The legend of 900 (La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano)(1998)

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Danny Boodmann, a stoker on an American passenger liner, Virginian, finds a baby abandoned on the ship. He names the child Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred ‘1900’ and raises the child as his own until his death in an accident on the ship. The child never leaves the ship and turns out to be a musical genius, especially when it comes to playing the piano. As an adult he befriends a trumpet player in the ship’s band, Max Tooney. After several years on the ship Max leaves, and tells the story of 1900 to the owner of a music store.

Source: IMDb

2. Operation finale (2018)

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Director Chris Weitz’s historical thriller is based on the story of how a group of Israeli secret agents arrested notorious SS officer Adolf Eichmann – the man who masterminded the “Final Solution” – in Argentina. Oscar Isaac plays the legendary Mossad agent Peter Malkin, while Ben Kingsley plays his emotionally manipulative arch-nemesis. After tracking Eichmann down to Buenos Aires, Malkin and his men captured him and brought him to Israel for a historic 8-month trial.

(Available on Netflix)

Source: IMDb

3. 22 July

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In Norway on 22 July 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people attending a Labour Party Youth Camp on Utøya Island outside of Oslo. A three-part story. About the survivors of the attacks, the political leadership of Norway, and the lawyers involved.

(Available on Netflix)

Source: IMDb

4. Suite Française (2014)

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France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams) is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas) as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers’ own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

(Avilable on Netflix)

Source: IMDb

5. Okja (2017)

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For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja-a massive animal and an even bigger friend-at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.

(Available on Netflix)

Source: IMDb

6. 500 days of summer (2009)1200px-500_Days_of_Summer

After it looks as if she’s left his life for good this time, Tom Hansen reflects back on the just over one year that he knew Summer Finn. For Tom, it was love at first sight when she walked into the greeting card company where he worked, she the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knew that Summer was the woman with whom he wanted to spend the rest of his life. Although Summer did not believe in relationships or boyfriends – in her assertion, real life will always ultimately get in the way – Tom and Summer became more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s so-called relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it is Tom’s adolescent sister, Rachel, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not.

Source: IMDb

-Stefania

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl (1949)

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The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Myself, Diego and Señor Xólotl (1949) is a self-portrait that celebrates the final resolution of the Riveras’ marriage. Here Frida is the earth mother/Madonna nurturing the baby she could never have – her “Dieguito.” Now she does not need to clasp him tightly, for the couple’s union is sustained by a series of love embraces that roots them in the Mexican earth and in the ancient dark/light duality of a pre-Columbian universe. Even Frida’s itzcuintli dog, Xolotl, is encompassed by this vast interlocking pyramid of love.

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-Stefania

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Reinassance. He is well known for The birth of Venus and Primavera.

The birth of Venus

Primavera

Botticelli’s name derived from that of his elder brother Giovanni, a pawnbroker who was called Botticello (“little barrel”).

Most of the informations we have come from Giorgio Vasari’s “Lives of the most eminent Painters, Sculptors and architects”.

His master was Filippo Lippi and he was fundamental to Botticelli’s own artistic formation, and his influence was evident even in his late works. Luppi taught Botticelli the techniques of panel painting and fresco and helped him with the linear perspective.

He changed his style in 1460: he replaces Lippi’s delicate approach with a vigorous naturalism, shaped always by the conception of ideal beauty. By 1470 he was established in Florence as an indipendente master with his own workshop. He never married and he lived with his family.

He worked in all the current genres od Florentine art. He painted altarpieces, tondi, small panel pictures and small devotional triptychs.

The Madonna of the Pomegranate, 1487.

Botticelli’s skill in portraiture gained him the patronage of the Medici Family, in particular Lorenzo De Medici and his brother Giuliano.

He alsi painted mythological scenes such as Primavera (1477-1482), Pallas and the Centaur (1485), Venus and Mars (1485) and The birth of Venus (1485).

He died in 1510.

Pallas and the Centaur

Venus and Mars

-Stefania

Libri consigliati: nuove letture che potrebbero farti innamorare

Ho amato ciascuno di questi libri e mi sono sentita in dovere di condividerli con voi!

Iniziamo con..

La grande storia del tempo, Stephen Hawking

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“Che cosa sappiamo realmente dell’universo? Qual è la sua natura? Da dove è venuto e dove sta andando? Le nostre conoscenze sono fondate? E su cosa si basano? Stephen Hawking torna a occuparsi dei misteri de cosmo, e lo fa senza rinunciare al suo stile diretto e comunicativo. Aggiornandoci sulle recenti scoperte sia sul piano teorico che su quello delle osservazioni empiriche, Hawking descrive gli ultimi progressi compiuti nella ricerca di una teoria unificata di tutte le forze della fisica: la teoria delle ”superstringhe”  e le ”dualità” tra modelli apparentemente diversi; i tunnel spazio temporali e l’affascinante questione dei viaggi nel tempo.”

 

 Cose di Cosa nostra, Giovanni Falcone698e695a-9c93-4dd0-a863-390a4465ecdf

 

Giovanni Falcone racconta la società siciliana e ne esalta tutte le caratteristiche che rimangono celate agli occhi dei siciliani stessi. Ne evidenzia il silenzio, la collaborazione, l’idea dell’onore  e tratta di tutti i casi che ha analizzato nella sua carriera, collaborando con i cosiddetti  ”pentiti” e venendo per primo a contatto con i loschi traffici mafiosi.

Ve lo consiglio, soprattutto se siete degli appassionati di storia o volete sapere di più sui meccanismi nascosti della mafia.

 

Antigone, Edipo Re ed Edipo a Colono, Sofocle

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Per gli appassionati di lettura greca, consiglio le tragedie di Sofocle, ricche di emozioni e di colpi di scena.

Composte nella seconda metà del V secolo a.C., le tragedie del ciclo di Edipo mettono in scena una delle più dolenti rappresentazioni del destino umano. Edipo è il simbolo universale dell’eterno dissidio e necessità, della colpa e del fato. È riuscito a conquistare il potere grazie alla sua intelligenza ma, per volere degli Dei, lo perde a causa di una grande scoperta, che gli arrecherà un grande dolore e lo costringerà ad allontanarsi da tutto e da tutti.

“Non dire felice uomo mortale, prima che abbia varcato il termine della vita senza aver patito dolore.”

 

Quiet, Susan Cain

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“Il mondo è pieno di introversi: li vediamo, anche se non li sentiamo. A volte ci disturbano, con la loro reticenza. Altre volte ci affaticano, perché cedono sempre il passo a noi. Altre volte ancora li apprezziamo, perché sembrano innocui. Sono almeno un terzo delle persone che conosciamo: sono quelli che preferiscono ascoltare, invece che parlare; che preferiscono leggere invece che fare vita sociale; quelli che creano e inventano, ma che non ostentano la loro opinione. A molti di loro dobbiamo alcuni dei più grandi progressi dell’umanità: dalla teoria della gravità all’invenzione del computer, da Harry Potter a Google. Ma come trovano spazio gli introversi in una società che sembra solo premiare le personalità estroverse, competitive ed egocentriche? Susan Cain accende un riflettore sugli introversi che sono fra di noi, spiegandone la forza e il ruolo nella nostra società.”

 

Buona lettura!

-Stefania