Lu {pandored73}

Caustic in Toscana, Italia

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“I am large, I contain multitudes" // Walt Whitman.

I'm a bookaholic. One of my mottos is: so little time and so many books to read! I'm curious. I'd like to know a little bit of everything. Behind everything there is History. And History makes knowledge. And knowledge will set us free. One of my many dreams is to become a gourmet; so far I can only say that I love to cook and I really love a good bottle of wine. Red or white it depends on the dish. And on my mood.

I like music; Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Easy Listening, Swing, Adult Contemporary... Oldies music from the 40s and 70/80. I listen very willingly to Country Music, Jazz, Fado, Mexicana, Bossa Nova, Symphonic and from 2011 I cultivate a passion for Opera.

In a nutshell… My instinct is Logical (most of the time), Caustic, Ironic. Privately romantic and sportingly pessimistic. Highly allergic to incoherence, ignorance and hubris. Don't try me, I got a trenchant inner side... Lipstickaholic and polishaholic.Religiously atheist, spiritually and scientifically agnostic.

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"I have never regarded myself as this or that. I have been too busy being myself to bother about regarding myself." // Rex Stout

“I don't think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ” — Allen Ginsberg

Adoro i piaceri semplici, sono l'ultimo rifugio delle persone complicate. // I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. — Lord Henry Wotton, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Oscar Wilde.

"Mangiare e amare, cantare e digerire: questi sono in verità i quattro atti di questa opera buffa che si chiama vita, e che svanisce come la schiuma di una bottiglia di champagne. Chi la lascia fuggire senza averne goduto, è un pazzo.” // Gioachino Rossini

Hugo Drax: "James Bond. You appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season." // Moonraker

"Love, a dangerous disease instantly cured by marriage." - Det. Lennie Briscoe, L&O.

“Minds are like parachutes: they only function when open” -- Sir James Dewar.

I am enough of the artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. (Albert Einstein)

Non è la specie più forte o la più intelligente a sopravvivere, ma quella che si adatta meglio al cambiamento. {It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.}(Leon C. Megginson)