Una casa nel mondo

Stare lontane dalla propria casa per un mese può essere pesante, soprattutto quando si viaggia da un posto all’altro. Ma diventa meraviglioso quando si ha una casa in tutto il mondo. Sono sull’aereo che mi porta all’Aia, dove parteciperò alla conferenza della Families in Global Transition. Ho un piano di viaggio molto intenso, dopo la…

To keep

To keep or not to keep: is this the problem? Leggi in italiano One year has passed since we put my mom in a nursing home. Our lives have changed for the better. My brother can now sleep well at night, knowing that if anything happens to her, she will be immediately assisted. He does…

Missing them

Leggi in italiano As I have repeatedly explained, I did not feel a complete connection to Jakarta until I decided to win my fear and drive my car to move around. Since I came back from my summer holidays, I am using it more and more. Driving in an unfamiliar place, with traffic rules that…

Lido Vieri

Leggi in italiano I warn you: this post won’t make sense to many of you, and I can’t tell you why I write it. It’s personal and contains boring moments of my past. Precisely of a specific time when I was about 10 or 12 years old and was living in Milan. In the building…

Winning

Leggi in italiano A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I spent a week-end in an exclusive resort in Bali, a place we would have never set foot in, had we not won the stay at a Latin dancing party. I still remember the thrill when they started the lottery and called my number:…

We are this kind of parents

Leggi in italiano Through my career as a parent, I have occasionally heard that me and my husband are too protective, too closely linked to our children, always pending on them. That we have devoted too much time to them, have put their needs before ours, and even that we have always given them too…

A son’s ode to his mother

Leggi in italiano When Mattia sent me what he had written in response to my “Ode to my sons”, and told me I could do what I wanted with it, I thought long and hard whether to publish it on this blog. Many of the things Mattia tells me are part of the intimate and…

A meaningful life abroad

Leggi in italiano A few days ago, here in Jakarta, my husband and one of his colleagues of the Indonesian Red Cross gave a talk about the Red Cross Movement. I love this kind of events, because they give me the chance to stop and think about how valuable our experience abroad has been thanks…

My sister

Leggi in italiano Twenty years ago today my sister died. She had been fighting cancer for three years. I am usually not very keen on commemorations, but today I feel like stopping and thinking of her for a while. I feel like doing this not because I miss her more today than any other day…