November 14, 2011

Mama Mia!

Sitting in a little cafe, trying to think of something interesting to write
about, but I am distracted by the two Italian men arguing at counter a few
feet away. I find it so interesting how, no matter what they are talking about, 
whether they are happy or sad or bored, Italians express themselves with 
100% of their emotion all the time. And now after 5 minutes of lashing out at 
each other, the two men are now friends again. I have a hard time relating to 
this Italian trait, but I hope that I will pick it up while I am here :)  

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells."
 -Dr. Seuss

Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."

-Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild)  

"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." -John Lennon

November 4, 2011

There's a storm a brewin...

Early in the morning, 
Before school, before the sun has come up,
I'm not sure which animal I want to shoot more, 
The rooster that crows at 3 in the morning, 
Or the dog across the street that barks at me when I step out my door at 6...

Then I look out my train window,
And for a few minutes see nothing but the Mediterranean,
And I am in total bliss.
I love living here. 

Yesterday I was watching the news at my friends house, 
And was informed that this weekend there will be non-stop rain. 
So today is the beautiful day before the storm, its windy but warm. 
So excited it's Friday! Time for some fun in the city :) 
Classes are over, English lessons too... Benvenuto weekend!

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