Writing & Rome

Do I have time for writing?

Yes, but … ok, I have no excuses this time. Updating the blog should be a habit. It was a habit for me (with previous blogs), until a few years ago when I got involved in more things to do at work. In any case, here I am. I won’t be bothering you with my Christmas’ stories as there’s nothing exciting or special to recall. We are not big fan neither of Christmas holidays nor of New Year’s celebrations. Everything went *almost* fine. I reconnected with some friends, though and this was good.

Yesterday I went to Rome. I didn’t have the time to visit anything but I did go for a walk near Montecitorio area where there is the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Let me be frank with you, I was very annoyed by all the Italian politicians I stumbled upon who were having lunch at 3 pm after being interviewed by TV journalists. Rome is another world. They live somewhere between Italy and a country which is not my own. People having lunch at 3 or chatting and hanging out in the middle of the afternoon. Veeery relaxed in comparison to Milan. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t live in Milan and I don’t particularly like it, BUT there a huge difference Milan and Rome. I know this can be seen as “cheap” generalization (the classical North versus South: we work, they do nothing) but I can’t deny that people in Rome seem to take life easier than those in Milan and .. good for them! As long as “they” are laypersons I’m fine with it, but given that many (if not all) politicians based in Rome behave like  Roman emperors who have nothing do except for throwing parties, I have the right to be annoyed. I know this is nothing new but if you actually go there, you’d be shocked too. No surprise if the country is collapsing.

Next week I’m going to Belgium. I don’t like it  (please, take me back to Rome now!) but, on the bright side, I’ll spend 3 full days working with friends which is great. I’ll also have a party to look forward to (you see? we also throw parties). So, Belgian chocolate, work, dinners and a party with friends. Sounds good, isn’t it?

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