Our libraries: how to choose books

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Small library typical of public places or parks.

How many books do we read? Quantity is probably important but not everything. Quality is often fundamental, and choosing your book to suit your tastes and attitudes is the best way to create a small library of culture.

 

We often read without understanding because they are full of thoughts in our heads or because we don’t read often. It also depends on the genre of books: the most difficult are the intricate stories full of characters (mystery and novels) but also treatises on Philosophy.

If your intent is to have fun and not be too focused on the logic of the book, take a leisure book, I am convinced that the quality of the reading is usually more important than the content.

The length of the book is relative. If the book is very exciting we would like the book to never end. Instead some people prefer to read more books but short ones.
A book that has captured us represents a piece of our soul to be kept both in the library of books and in the library of one’s mind.

🎃 Halloween 2019

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PIC Gabriele Romano – Halloween 2019

While in the Anglo-Saxon world, halloween is celebrated and the pumpkins appear everywhere in the Latin Catholic world, this custom is imitated wearing costumes. I am a little over 30 years old and I remember that in Italy people began to celebrate this event at the beginning of the 2000s, when TV – with American films and cartoons – brought the trick or treat event to people’s homes. Cartoons have been the main influence.

Cartoons (like the simpson) were the main factors that influenced the Catholic world. It is no coincidence that three episodes dedicated to the Simpsons were broadcast on the mediaset ITALIA1 channel.

Today, however, there are many who contest the Anglo-Saxon custom by calling it opposite to the Christian-Catholic culture as well as opposed to the national tradition. However, I believe that with the passing of the years the aversion towards Halloween will diminish, giving it the main party of the disguise. In the last decade in fact the carnival has lost a lot of popularity, especially in the adult public.

🎵 Lewis Capaldi – Bruises

 

LYRIC

Counting days, counting days
Since my love up and got lost on me
And every breath that I’ve been takin’
Since you left feels like a waste on me
I’ve been holding on to hope
That you’ll come back when you can find some peace
‘Cause every word that I’ve heard spoken
Since you left feels like a hollow street
I’ve been told, I’ve been told to get you off my mind
But I hope I never lose the bruises that you left behind
Oh my lord, oh my lord, I need you by my side
There must be something in the water
‘Cause everyday it’s getting colder
And if only I could hold ya
You’d keep my head from going under
Maybe I, maybe I’m just being blinded
By the brighter side
Of what we had because it’s over
Well there must be something in the tide
I’ve been told, I’ve been told to get you off my mind
But I hope I never lose the bruises that you left behind
Oh my lord, oh my lord, I need you by my side
There must be something in the water
‘Cause everyday it’s getting colder
And if only I could hold you
You’d keep my head from going under
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
It’s your love I’m lost in
Your love I’m lost in
Your love I’m lost in
And I’m tired of being so exhausted
Your love I’m lost in
Your love I’m lost in
Your love I’m lost in
Even though I’m nothing to you now
Even though I’m nothing to you now
There must be something in the water
‘Cause everyday it’s getting colder
And if only I could hold you
You’d keep my head from going under
There must be something in the water
‘Cause everyday it’s getting colder
And if only I could hold you
You’d keep my head from going under

 

🎵 Post Malone – Circles

 

📻 A hit of moment…

 

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Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh
We couldn’t turn around
‘Til we were upside down
I’ll be the bad guy now
But no, I ain’t too proud
I couldn’t be there
Even when I try
You don’t believe it
We do this every time
Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again
So I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away
Let go
I got a feeling that it’s time to let go
I say so
I knew that this was doomed from the get-go
You thought that it was special, special
But it was just the sex though, the sex though
And I still hear the echoes (the echoes)
I got a feeling that it’s time to let it go
Let it go
Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again
So I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away
Maybe you don’t understand what I’m going through
It’s only me, what you got to lose?
Make up your mind, tell me, what are you gonna do?
It’s only me, let it go
Seasons change and our love went cold
Feed the flame ’cause we can’t let go
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away
I dare you to do something
I’m waiting on you again
So I don’t take the blame
Run away, but we’re running in circles
Run away, run away, run away

 

Monday Thoughts: stable supports

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What is faith? We believe in faith by thinking we believe. And we think that our faith is the fruit of our beliefs or our moralities and ideas. But in reality we have faith only in the things that keep us firm ground. Because in every moment we never feel safe except with our convictions to which we cling. We call this faith because we cover it with our unconsciousness to overcome the darkest and most bare moments …

Let’s isolate ourselves from addiction to web

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Illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

 

Have you ever tried to be without internet for a few days? Time beats more slowly without the frenzy of having to communicate or publish something …

Many would not be able to stay without the internet and perhaps many have never tried to stay without them. With the tariff plans of mobile phones now you are always connected and ending the available traffic is rare …

Today children grow up without knowing what it is to live without internet and play or communicate on the street.

 

Friday Feeling: escape from your thoughts

Friday Feeling: escape from your thoughts

Today is Friday and the weekend begins tomorrow, which for many people is a time for recreation. But how much do we use it to meditate for at least half an hour, that little time in which we depart from our unconscious thoughts?

Every day our thoughts are like thorns in the side. After a while we get used to it and we hardly notice it anymore. Our character, our instincts, our soul, unconsciously condition us.
We should be willing to take 30 minutes a day and drive away all our thorns of thought. Then we will be truly free from our pains.

The Italian Russiagate

 

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The leader of the Lega, Matteo Salvini, with the Russian President Putin.

 

Almost all Americans know the Russigate case or at least have heard of it.

The terminology used to indicate the names of the scandals derives precisely from the famous scandal that occurred in 1972 with an American president: Nixon. In 1972 the watergate scandal broke out. Since then the word gate has been used …

Many people do not know that there is another russiagate: the Italian one.
Although there are still no judicial implications on the case, it is a very important issue because it could affect all European politics.

The coincidence of having two Russiagates overshadows the two events leading the citizen to think that it is an external question.

Moreover, in recent weeks the Italian russigate is taking on more and more relevance because Salvini (leader of the Lega party and former deputy premier) is directly involved and seems to avoid as much as possible questions on the subject.

On October 22nd the RAI3 television channel broadcast an episode with all the details and secrets of the story arousing the criticism (for better or for worse) of many. In fact many politicians are asking Salvini to clarify the matter.

According to many, the Lega would have asked the Russians to finance the electoral campaign for European elections with a good 65 million euros.