#SundayStills: The Pros and Cons of #Silence — This is Another Story

Living in today’s society, I find it very hard to experience silence. Sure, you can have a quiet moment now and then but if you’re anywhere near civilization, you will still have background noises – traffic, children playing outside, etc. When I say “silence”, I don’t mean that, I am talking about the complete void […]

#SundayStills: The Pros and Cons of #Silence — This is Another Story

Today, January 16, 2023, Matteo Messina Denario, number 1 fugitive in the world of the Mafia, was arrested

When I read the news this morning I jumped out of my chair: the number one fugitive in the world has been arrested. Then with a clear mind, after various reflections but above all after reviewing some important interviews I began to think…

First of all, the arrest seems almost fictional. The mafia fugitive could have been anywhere in the world but they arrested him in the historic center of Palermo, “under the house”.
Messina Denaro had been hospitalized for about a year in a private clinic to treat a tumor and for months the carabinieri had clear interceptions.

Furthermore, in the video of the arrest, shown below, Messina Denaro can be seen being carried by the arm by the carabinieri to the police van without even being handcuffed.

But the most shocking thing is the interview made by Massimo Giletti in November 2022, with Salvatore Baiardo who was once a trusted person of the mafia bosses. Already two months ago Baiardo had hypothesized that Messina Denaro was ill and that his hypothetical arrest could have continued the state-Mafia negotiation that never ended… An apt prophecy in all.

What to say? The farce between the state and the mafia continues…

♬ Miley Cyrus – Flowers

In January 2023 Miley Cyrus returns two years with a new single, Flowers, an excerpt from the new album “Endless Vacation Summer” which will be released on March 10th.

The Meaning of Flowers
Flowers is a song that was born with the aim of claiming an emotional independence achieved over time by the artist, after breaking up with her ex-husband Liam Hemsworth. It talks about a beautiful relationship that ended, recounting a serenity conquered after having reached the awareness of being able to do it alone, not necessarily needing a partner to feel good.

LYRIC

We were good, we were gold
Kind of dream that can’t be sold
We were right ’til we weren’t
Built a home and watched it burn

Mmm, I didn’t wanna leave you, I didn’t wanna lie
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers
Write my name in the sand
Talk to myself for hours
Say things you don’t understand
I can take myself dancing
And I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better, I can love me better, baby
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby

Paint my nails cherry-red
Match the roses that you left
No remorse, no regret
I forget every word you said

Ooh, I didn’t wanna leave, baby, I didn’t wanna fight
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers
Write my name in sand
Talk to myself for hours, yeah
Say things you don’t understand
I can take myself dancing, yeah
I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better, I can love me better, baby
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby
Can love me better, ooh, I

I didn’t wanna leave you, I didn’t wanna fight
Started to cry, but then remembered I

I can buy myself flowers (Uh-huh)
Write my name in the sand (Ooh, mmm)
Talk to myself for hours (Yeah)
Say things you don’t understand (Better than you)
I can take myself dancing (Yeah)
I can hold my own hand
Yeah, I can love me better than
Yeah, I can love me better than you can

Can love me better, I can love me better, baby (Uh)
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby (Than you can)
Can love me better, I can love me better, baby
Can love me better, I

the crossing of the South Pole by bicycle by Omar Di Felice

Omar Di Felice, 41, is an ultra-cyclist. For years he has been riding his fat bike through the coldest territories in the world, from Iceland to Norway to Lapland. After the 4,000-kilometre crossing in the Arctic at the beginning of 2022, in November the athlete attempted a new feat, which no one else has ever succeeded in: reaching the South Pole in the Antartica unlimited project, to raise awareness, one month before the Cop 27, climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, on the state of the most fragile ecosystems, compromised by global warming. Despite the interruption of his ride, due to personal problems, he will not give up “Bike to 1.5°C”, the series of dissemination appointments on climate change in scientific and cultural festivals and in schools, organized together with the scientific partners Italian Climate Network and ESA-European Space Agency.

“Behind my crossings there is the will to explore my limits. Love for the world translates into the discovery of myself and the nature that surrounds me” explains Di Felice. The athlete, who set off on November 27 from Hercules Inlet, Chile. On his bicycle, the graphics of the climate stripes by the climate scientist of the University of Reading, Ed Hawkins. His path should have taken him, after more than 1,200 kilometers to the South Pole and then, after another 600 to the base of the Leverett Glacier on the opposite coast of Antarctica. On December 4, however, on the eighth day of his crossing, Di Felice had to change his plans, due to “serious personal and family problems, which did not allow me to go on”, he explained in a post on Instagram.

♬ LUM!X, Tarik Asadi, Will Matta – The Night Is Young (feat. Will Matta) 

LYRIC

Golden sun is fading in the sky
Fading in the sky
That’s when we start
Blinding lights and summer in your eyes
Burning in your eyes
Yeah, that’s when it starts
Are you ready, ready for the highs?
Ready for the lights?
Ready for love?
Just like smoke, you know we’re gonna rise
Know we’re gonna rise

I just wanna let you know
The memories never let me go
And the best is yet to come
The night is young
And when the lights come on
We’ll be going, going strong
Back together, drunk forever
The night is young

Blinding lights and summer in your eyes
Summer in your eyes
Yeah, that’s when it starts
Golden sun is burning in the sky
Fading in the sky
Yeah, that’s when we start

Just like smoke, you know we’re gonna rise
Know we’re gonna rise
It hits like a drug
Are you ready, ready for the highs?
Ready for love?

I just wanna let you know
The memories never let me go
And the best is yet to come
The night is young
And when the lights come on
We’ll be going, going strong
Back together, drunk forever
The night is young
(The night is young)
(The night is young)

I just wanna let you know
The memories never let me go
And the best is yet to come
The night is young
(The night is young)
(The night is young)
(The night is young)

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