Saturday, March 26, 2011


Here we go... as promised here's the greeting card I was supposed to draw for Italy's 150th birthday.

Let's not forget this pirate is Italian too.

There is nothing wrong with loving your Country, its beauties, the heritage, the culture - the hard part is celebrating the people (there's very little to celebrate there!). Truth is the best line I can think of quoting, right now, comes from the Agora movie: there are more things that unite us than things that divide us. (actually that movie is pretty enlightening on the fact that not using common sense will divide the house and then we either all gonna die or the wrong leadership take power).
Of course to most people is more convenient to blame history and many other factors for the fact they live in a bad environment or a dirty city... it's not because they themselves don't care and allowed certain things to happen by keeping silent... noooo... it was something that happened 150 years ago! LOL Strange enough there are other cities right next door that look like a garden instead... so let's face it: it's just convenient to blame the past for your crappy present, even if you are the one littering and loitering NOW.

In the end the other quote I would like to share is one of the 18 rules of life written by the Dalai Lama: In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.

The past should never be used as a weapon for rancor but it should be something we learn from in order not to make the same mistakes all over again.

Which is never the case, that's why when it's time to celebrate and be light headed Italians get serious but when it's time to be serious they get light headed, nothing gets accomplished and then it's easy to put the blame on others and complain with the neighbor.
Let's bet... now they are all fighting over this March 16th thing because it's cool to go political on an anniversary... the next World Cup we win they'll be going: Italy Italy Italy! XDDD

P.s. this blog is moderated. I have the right to celebrate March 16th whichever way I like. If you don't like it, don't read the post and don't look at the picture... but do not post your political views in comments, I don't talk politics. I don't care for politics and I will not accept your comment... simply because I can: this is my blog.

Happy Birthday Italy!

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