Moving to Italy was a long and complicated process. It took a lot of time to find a new house, several jobs that allow me to make a living (yes, I mean more than one) and to create my own space in this little village. It took way much more time than what my proverbial Aries impatience normally grants. I always say that I have been opening boxes and sorting things out for a year and a half now.

I know that this process will take a little more time, but I can say that I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I finally found a place that I can call home. It is an incredible double story apartment perched on the last two floors of a tall building: no need to say that moving the furniture there was a mammoth task.

Living so high has a few negative sides: carrying the daily shopping home is exhausting and I am actually growing bodybuilder biceps. On the other hand, there’s also a silver lining such as the breathtaking view, the marvelous light coming in through the windows, the big terrace that welcomes our souls and friends.

Some time ago an acquaintance of mine called this house “the eagles nest” in a derogatory way, meaning that it was a hideous place she would never climb up to again. At first I felt offended by that nickname, but a friend of mine made me change my mind.

This is not an easy apartment. It is not a ground floor where you can park your car just outside the front door and, in a few steps, you’re in. You have to earn this house, with good legs and a light soul: the people who get up here put their dedication, love and commitment in climbing up those stairs. The Eagle Nest is the perfect name for it: eagles are noble and majestic animals that fly high in the sky and have a complete view of the landscape around them. Being continuously exposed to natural elements makes them strong and tenacious, able to glide on any difficulty.

From now they will be my inspiration. Roosted in my eagle nest I will feel at the centre of the world and only a step away from God.


Cover picture by Martina García Andreoli

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