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See You Later, 2015

I’ve seen some people, at the beginning of the year, choose a word that defines a focus for them. But I like to do things backwards.

In retrospect, I’d say the word of the year for 2015 was depth. It was a year full of a lot of changes, and a lot of introspection. Asking myself what it is that I truly want in life, what brings me joy, what habits are helping and hurting me really preoccupied my mind over the past twelve months.  Continue reading “See You Later, 2015”

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Why Italy?

DisclaimerI’m always hesitant to post about plans before they happen since you can never plan for something 100%. But since my plans are about as solid as they can be, here goes.

Seven years ago I stood on a dock overlooking the Adriatic Sea and announced to a friend standing nearby that I wanted to live here. By here, I didn’t mean Trieste specifically, but Italy in general. Having been in the country for a few weeks by that time, it had already captured my heart. Continue reading “Why Italy?”

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Boy and the World

The film started from very specific issues in the world, in particular Latin America, but halfway through the journey we felt the necessity to have more universal ideas that were not so specific. They didn’t need to be specifically South American or Latin American. Instead we discovered we were talking about human beings in general. We realized that these are not issues only pertinent to Latin America: poverty, misery, consumerism, etc.

-Alê Abreu, “How ‘Boy and the World’ Director Alê Abreu Handcrafted His Heartfelt & Dazzling Animated Masterpiece”

When things get busy, I like to take a moment to ask myself what I need. Is it calling up a friend to make plans, or do I need some time alone to center myself?   Continue reading “Boy and the World”