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The Joy of Simply Living...

... is the title of my new book... the future book... what has been forming... since last spring... physically... but somewhere deep in my soul, my heart, it started happening much earlier...


... the joy of simply living... I have always felt... of course as a child... different fragments flash before my eyes... the joy of changing seasons, for example... the first spring flowers... the first day of summer holidays... the first leaves colored by autumn... the first snowflakes... small details... huge happiness... priceless joy...


... the joy of simply living... I feel it just as intensely today... the child inside me rejoices... here and now... where I am sitting... smiling... looking at the details around me…


... on the table, a basket that I saved from being thrown out, with small light bulbs to keep me company... instead of a vase, a clear glass wine bottle... instead of an orchid, a bunch of small flowers I found by the beach... instead a water jug, a glass milk bottle, with a shell from one of my travels on a string around its neck... two small terracotta cups from which we drink water and sometimes wine, a small souvenir from a trip to Tuscany... a coffee cup with a spoon and the rest of the cocoa, betraying my midnight snack...


... the massive wooden door leading out onto the terrace is open... I look through it into the darkness... and listen to the silence... magical, mysterious... moments ago a black and white cat appeared at the door... she came for a late dinner... then she silently disappeared into the darkness again... see you in the morning! she whispered to me... the third soul in our little kingdom, for which even a small piece of Earth is enough for great discoveries and joy...


... I have been spending the last almost two years in one special place that I have literally dreamed of, just like the one who lives and creates with me these days... it wouldn't be for everyone, just like every dream... we all dream different dreams, but for my soul this place is an oasis, a source of inspiration, a space to explore outside and inside myself... even if the place is quite ordinary... and that's why it offers a lot of space for life... less is more... I repeat this phrase for more than the millionth time, but right here I confirm to myself that it is exactly so...


... sometimes I feel like writing, sometimes not... I create with other ingredients... there is never a reason to wander, to wait... life is full of opportunities... to always be interested, to explore, to try something new today... and thus to have a reason to rejoice in every day... whether it's spring, summer, autumn or winter... at any place... at any age...


... the book The Joy of Simply Living... will be a reminder that quite a little is enough for joy and happiness... that is known... and it is not just a phrase... it is a possibility for everyone... to realize that right now and here we have far more than we often think...


... for the last few days, I have been acutely aware that summer is slowly saying goodbye... autumn is starting to color the leaves... now and here, on a small island, in a simple environment and the rhythm of the days, I have space to perceive, observe, enjoy even the smallest details and changes... what a joy... like when I was little... and even greater... because I can share it... with you, who are reading these lines now... or will read the pages of the future book...

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