Hi, how are you doing?
We didn’t meet for a while. And the break wasn’t plan so I was so unkind to
just leave my blog unattended. That’s because I always wanted to come back: in
a week, in two weeks, in a month; and in the meantime the hours just passed by
and, yes, it’s already October.
What I’ve been doing?
Mainly working, too be honest. Most of you don’t know that I’m also a
translator. I don’t work on a regular basis and I’m not actively looking for
stuff to do, but when I have a chance I really don’t like to say no. And I am
really lucky because I have a lot to do with plays and books, and I’ve never
had to deal with boring fridge instructions.
I closed my August in
the Italian countryside arguing for hours every day with a stupid connection
that wouldn’t work, then jumped right away in my second intensive language
course of German, while I was still translating from French. It has been quite
something. But I met some great people, and learned a lot. So it was worth it.
I’m tired but I feel
great. I am glad the leaves are falling down - that’s the most wonderful season
of the year - and I’m ready to give shape to all the plans I have in mind. More
stones and drawings, but not only that. I can already tell you that the blog
will have to move. That there will be a shop in these pages, a gallery, finally
even an ‘About’ page. One change is already on, did you notice it?
This is the first time that I am writing only in
English. Sorry, I had to choose. I was not able
to keep up with two languages. My posts have always been spontaneous and
enthusiastic, but as soon as I started translating my own words I’ve been
losing all the fun along the way. I had to choose, or this place would have
just died. And – I’m so sorry – there was no chance to go back to Italian-only:
my public has changed thanks to my activity, and I couldn’t just leave half of
my world out of the door. So that’s it, and I hope my old public will be so
nice to follow me anyway (I swear I will still answer to your Italian comments
Of course I’ve been also asking myself if I should
change the topics of this blog and, though I’m still asking if I should
keep on calling myself ‘Mammabook’ or not, I am glad to tell you that from this
point of view nothing will change. I can’t fit in one definition, and my blog
can’t do it either. I’ll just keep on following my mood – it’s the only way to
keep these pages real.
Labels: Diary, Handpainted stones