Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quiet night thoughts

静夜思 李白





(Li Bai)

Before my bed
there is bright moonlight,
So that it seems
like frost on the ground.

Lifting my head
I watch the bright moon,
lowering my head
I dream that I'm home.

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Illustration for the book Hand Songs, review for this great project to engage young kids in reading.

Monday, July 18, 2011


...And I landed...Somewhere...Over the rainbow :)

- Someplace where there isn't any trouble ...
Do you suppose there is such a place, Toto? There must be. It's not a place you can get to by a boat or train. It's far, far away... behind the moon... beyond the rain.

Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high,
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

(The Wizard of Oz)

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Bye Philly, such great heights (/highs)

Goodbye Philly...Such great highs(/heights)...

They won't see us waving from such great heights,

"Come down now", they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away,
"The postal service", but we'll stay...

I tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat it sounded thin
Upon listening
And that frankly will not fly
You will hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
When this is guiding you home

(IRON & WINE, Such great heights)

Sunday, July 03, 2011

RIP, my little cat

Tomorrow life is going to speed up, bring news, changes, busy, busy, life blindness...
But today there is this on-hold mood, big hole in my stomach, insanely desatached from everything...Like there is no home anymore...Which is embarrassing at my age, but at the same time I am glad that I can still caress the little kid in me...Guido...

It seems unconceivable that I am not going to see you...Never.
My hands are already missing your shape...
Thank you for your company in this journey...
Guido, someday in May 1999- July the 2nd,2011.
(- Guido? From "La vita e bella"...)