Goodbye January

January is about to end: the first month of the year 2022 is going away.

Compared to the past few months, we still do not see the light for many things: there is no vaccine that lasts at least 8-10 months …
Furthermore, the winds of war are strongly felt. Russia is invading Ukraine’s eastern borders. America quickly responded by sending troops to Europe. For the time being it is not a planetary level conflict but it can certainly harm international diplomacy for future events …

February is about to come, a month which for the first half is identical to January and which for the second half is the same as March.


The hide and seek of winter


Where is the climate change?
In the extreme events that occur?

Today, November 7th seems to be a mild day in early autumn …
An abnormal heat …

Is the winter playing hide and seek? Or is it climate change?
Although I live in Abruzzo, on the Adriatic coast, where the climate is rarely harsh, I don’t remember such a heat.

Today I walked on the beach, where the sea was mysteriously calm …
The Adriatic coast – for the uninitiated – is less hot than the Tyrrhenian coast, where the current of the gulf arrives,
that has always warmed the Mediterranean. Furthermore, the mountains of Abruzzo do not allow the passage of hot air
west, often exposing the coasts to perturbations coming from the east.

But now winter, regardless of its game of hide and seek, does not seem to influence climate decisions …

October has arrived

October has arrived.
But what is special about this month?
Until the 1970s (in Italy) the month of October was the beginning of the school and coincided with the 1st of October, the feast of San Remigio. Today everything is different and I also went to school when September was the month of the restart.
There is no longer the heat of summer. Perhaps there is also the desire for new life, despite the trees beginning to lose their leaves. After all, the fall of the leaves can mean a change of skin, even if the winter has to be overcome.
Many begin to think of melancholy, but instead it is only nostalgia, perhaps nostalgia for the past summer. But Nostlagia and Melancholy are different things. Nostalgia should make you want to experience past moments again.
The philosopher Kierkegaard said with an aphorism: “This is why I much prefer autumn to spring, because in autumn you look at the sky. In spring, the earth.”

The world after the covid era [diary]

By now most people are tired of the pandemic.
the more advanced states are vaccinating almost the entire population, but precautions remain.
As you know by now, the vaccine does not guarantee 100% protection and also lasts about 10 months.
Autumn is approaching and the scary of new lockdowns are tangible …
But when will all this pandemic chaos end? Until we find a vaccine that is 100% effective and lasts a minimum
5-6 years will not completely resolve the situation and could always be with a mask, spacing and other precautions.
To be precise, vaccines should not be called such, but should be called serum, because not give
a definite immunity but only temporary protection. Of course, the discovery of these serums is essential while waiting for a real one
vaccine, but don’t confuse things. In the past, for diseases like polio, it took many years to find a vaccine that made people immune

September: the month of the two years [diary]

The heat of summer is still felt, albeit with less intensity
The days are getting shorter, but they are less hot, ideal for afternoon outings.

Most of the schools have restarted or will restart soon.
After all, September has always had the flavor of a restart, both at work and at school level.
We can imagine two parallel years: the one that starts regularly in January with the calendar and another seasonal one
which starts in September and could end (for the lucky ones) in June or July.
September is a month with two faces, the one that summer left behind, and the one that promises new seasons.
After all, we must all have a year free from the chains of the calendar.