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lunedì 11 febbraio 2013

Such a long, long time


Such a long time away from my blog.

I have been teaching in a high school in my hometown since September, and this new job, together with all the practical changes it has brought about, has given me so many thoughts, emotions, feelings, and so many outbursts of enthusiasm and disappointment that I simply haven't been able to concentrate on anything else since I started. What could I say? It is my dream job. It's the most wonderful job, and the hardest, too. My whole emotional world turned upside down, I feel old and young at the same time, strong and unbearably fragile, positive and doubtful, eager and frightened, all at the same time.

Another big change is Kenji and Midori, our cute, wonderful cats. When they nestle on my lap purring themselves to sleep I wonder how I could possibly wait so long to welcome them into my little world.

“Holding this soft, small living creature in my lap this way, though, and seeing how it slept with complete trust in me, I felt a warm rush in my chest. I put my hand on the cat's chest and felt his heart beating. The pulse was faint and fast, but his heart, like mine, was ticking off the time allotted to his small body with all the restless earnestness of my own.”

Haruki Murakami




4 commenti:

  1. It's really great for you to do the most wonderful and hardest job!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Ohh..you're back!!!! so great to read you again after such a loooong time!!
    Your cats look so cute :)

    Are you teaching in Sweden or in Italy?

    RispondiElimina
  3. Italy. But only until April, then we'll be back to the North. Where are you now?

    RispondiElimina