It was a lovely sunny day in Trento. A bit cold but nice. I can already smell the presence of spring in the air. These last weeks I was not in a mood to write. As usual when I feel "out of my mind" I like to be isolated from everybody in order to collect my thoughts and to reflect. Sometimes that's not enough, especially if you have some negative thoughts and everything around you seems to be black or colorless. But, there is always a but, words of my former Hungarian professor Palinkoi, if you have around your family, your closest friends, things can change. So I decided to change. I cleaned my face, sent away stupid tears, and I began to smile. Not bad for the new beginning, right?
I am really glad that I can always count on my family and friends when I need it. I usually keep everything inside and sometimes I explode. But they are always there to listen me, to take care of me, especially the most important woman of my life, Vera. My mum. The woman who gave a life to me, all her love. The woman with whom I often argue but who will be forever my best friend. If I am today what I am, I owe it to her. Today it is 8th March, the Woman's Day. I take this occasion to say few words to my mum.
Dear mum, I am sorry for everytime I hurt you with my sharp words. We have such different characters that quite often brings us to stupid and useless discussions. That, however, doesn't mean that we don't love each other. That means that our relationship is strong, as every mother-daughter relationship. I will always be grateful to God for having such a great mother like you are. You are my best support ever. Thanks to your constance, your love and dedication, 26 years ago I made my first steps alone, after years of hospitals in which you spent your best years of youth. You never let me alone. Never. Maybe you exagerated with your worry for me. I grew up mollycoddled. But you knew when to say stop and you allowed me to study away from home, although your heart was crying. First for the high school studies in another town, and after it you gave me the opportunity to study abroad, first at the university and then at the post-graduate course. Although you were not always happy with my choises, you supported me and I will never stop to say: THANK YOU MUM!!! I love you. Happy woman's day.
And happy women's day to all women of the world.
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." — Audrey Hepburn