I ricordi, cosa sono i ricordi? Una porzione di vita mutilata che il tempo ha interrotto, un viaggio tradito, spezzato, gettato sulle rotaie... un treno in corsa lungo sentieri di papaveri...
A che serve ricordare le persone scese prima dell'arrivo, a che serve struggersi e lavarsi il cuore con emozioni effimere?! I ricordi ingialliscono, poi, sbiadiscono, finché non li dimentichi, riponendoli ben piegati nel cassetto chiuso a chiave...
Vane primavere che fecero degli anni smorfie leggere, singhiozzi e comete, visi divorati dalle ombre... cosa resta se non un'esile amarezza? Tutto questo segna la certezza di aver perso affetti e amori, forse perché non siamo stati in grado di stringerli forte, forse perché chi credevamo sincero stava mentendo, imbrattando le spera con le più infami menzogne!
Così senti il vuoto nel fuoco, disperso in un regno di croci e tenebre, di cieli plumbei trafitto da guglie gotiche...
Ricordi nelle lettere strappate, fra i petali delle rose secche, ricordi punti dalle spine, avvelenati dall'esausto presente...
Per questo dimentico io, dimentico coloro che mi hanno tradito, che hanno mentito e cancello gli sguardi, i visi, i ricordi #lucelunare#poetry#poem#retro#pic#dark#melancholy#noir#darkness#poesia#stormy#potrait#witch#poetica#cemetery#graveyard#sanctuary#youth#innocence#mystical#model#moon#wood#forest#enchantedforest#abandoned#ruins#decadence#ghost#gothic
What a fancy night 🤩 Decadence, luxury, indulgence, wealth, exotic cars, gold and brand names to the nth degree! Makes me want to live in the mountains barefoot for a month with no shoes, no shower and throw up materialism. I need some Earth! Nonetheless, it was a real blessing to visit the Burg Al Arab as a non guest, Jumeriah Beach Hotel and Talise all in one night. The sail boat shaped 7star Hotel has columns made of gold, an under water submarine restaurant, roof top tennis court, helipad and restaurant over-looking the Gulf. I’m blown away by the ruler’s imagination, how they live in such abundance and generosity. The Sheikh makes sure his people live a privileged life as well, like getting money when you have kids, free land, priority over expats, debt forgiven etc. When you are truly rich from the outside in, inside out, less reasons to cheat the system, steal, no reason to be violent, kill each other or be corrupt. There’s no poverty spirit here! What you get is loyalty and honesty instead. Other countries have oil too, but in Dubai they know how to spend it in an organized fashion with tough regulations. Just some general observations as I like to ascertain the spirit of a nation everywhere I go. There’s of course exceptions to the rule... • • • • •
4 555 hours ago
Tonight my family and I celebrated my Father’s birthday. He’s not fond of celebrations however, he has a strong and passionate love for cheesecake. With specific requests and must be homemade. Since we are a small family, I’ve decided to do my research, find a recipe on @epicurious and put my own touch to it.
Rather then adding real vanilla extract, (Please don’t use artificial vanilla extract in your baking!!) I used my very favourite @nielsenmassey vanilla paste. It adds a deep and intense vanilla flavour. Plus, I love the little specks that a vanilla bean has.
Of course I used none other than @lovemyphilly Because I do love my Philly for any cheesecake recipe. Plus, a touch of cornstarch which is a great ingredient to prevent a cheesecake from having a crack on the top. A small amount of @lapinte.ca whipped cream(Not whipped!) and last but not least, a tradition graham cracker crust. Without the added sugar, which can often make a cheesecake incredibly sweet. The graham crackers already have a good amount of sugar, no need to add more. Always remember to add a pinch, just a pinch of salt to any dessert. It’s such a flavour enhancer!
I baked it low and slow in a gentle heat and water bath. Too strong of a heat will also make the cheesecake crack. Room temperature ingredients is extremely important. Don’t mix the mixture too much. Just until well blended and it’s no longer lumpy. Too much mixing will create air pockets that may cause a crack on top.
Wether the cake was an individual size or not. It was outstanding! I’m quite proud of the results and myself. Can I say that? lol 😊
1 745 hours ago
The missus and I aren’t big on V-day, but we are big on love (and sweets). I’m glad she enjoyed this sinful surprise from @vegantreats that helped us celebrate in our own way 🖤