The Berlin Fascination

Watching the documentary “David Bowie: The Last Five Years” the other night, I realised there still were two great albums for me to discover. I somehow lost The Next Day – which, I was sure, I bought and saved it somewhere – and, knowing it was supposed to be his parting gift, I’ve never been able to fully listen to Blackstar.

As per the documentary though, Blackstar was never supposed to be a goodbye, so I might give it a go now. Funny how the mind works.

At some point, it struck me how the song Where Are We Now? is about Berlin. That information was lost, too. Seeing Berlin again and hearing the lyrics, reminded me of a recent trip to the German capital, and how much I missed it afterwards.

Berlin Victory Column
Berlin Victory Column

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Goodbye, 2016

Last day of the year — the infamous 2016 — and as usual, it’s almost impossible not to think back to what happened, and decide whether it has been a great year or not.

For me, it’s been a great year. There has been sadness, some difficult moments, yet I’ll remember 2016 as a good one.

Buttercups and Daisies
Buttercups and Daisies

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Anticipation of Sea

As a child, the biggest event of the year was waking up incredibly early to reach the southern regions of Italy for almost a month long holiday.

I would spend hours on the backseat of the car, with a stereo, cassettes, a few books and a pillow.

Every time, I would turn my head left to see the first sun light of the day refracting on the waters of Lake Lesina. Further ahead, a small stripe of land and then, barely visible, the sea.

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