Lorenzo & his humble friends

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Christmas with Alkistis

Alkistis!

So this time around you are spending Christmas in Florence. Because we know you like to write, each of us selected one short piece of writing we thought you might like. The guys picked poems, the girls wrote something themselves. And then we took a picture of us, including our nice or not-so-nice faces and a snapshot of what is with us: be it a pair of skis, a teddy bear, or a Cuban politician. May this inspiring company help you prepare the way for new stories to be lived.

Anna, Camille, Jonas, Lorenzo, Martin, Theo

Hope there’s someone

Antony Hegarty, who is transexual despite not being a dj, is one of those artists that makes you want to think that music has something of the spiritual in it. Maybe that’s why I always listen to his albums The Crying light and Cut the World in this particular time of the year.


Fernet Branca

After a glorious political dinner with my friends from Charta91 Davide, Matteo, Oscar, Letizia, Sara (and special guests Alvise, Stefano, Laura) I am ready for tonight’s traditional Christmas dinner with my best Italian friends. This is the best occasion to meet those who now live far away, and to be back for once.

It is, of course, a tradition to get massively and yet classily drunk after it. After some deliberation I figured Fernet Branca is the proper stuff for these occasions. So let it be.

My evergreen tree of life

The use of evergreen trees, wreaths, and garlands to symbolize eternal life was a custom of the ancient Egyptians, Chinese, and Hebrews. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of decorating the house and barn with evergreens at the New Year to scare away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.

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Check the Encyclopedya Britannica for more details.