sabato 6 dicembre 2008

The long and winding road

"...the wild and windy night the rain washed away has left a pool of tears..."
The Beatles - The long and winding road


Cosi' cantavano i Beatles; un anno e mezzo per arrivare alla meta dei 25.000 chilometri, raggiunta in un giorno di inattesa pausa alla fine di settimane di pioggia e vento. Un sabato mattina in cui ti alzi tardi e vedi che finalmente e' uscito il sole; vuoi uscire, andare in giro a vedere come sono ridotti i campi, con tutta la pioggia che e' caduta. La luce e' meravigliosa, il cielo sempre coperto da nuvole color piombo, ma sul mare c'e' un azzurro carico. Nella palude fuori citta' gli uccelli si sono moltiplicati a dismisura e trovi aironi anche al margine della strada che ti guardano passare come se sapessero che il tuo Insetto Scoppiettante sta per raggiungere una meta tanto attesa. E' una bella giornata, ho con me la Nikon con la batteria quasi scarica, ma ho portato anche la vecchia YashicaMat biottica medio formato, con una pellicola a colori da finire, e un giro di un'oretta mi dara' piu' soddisfazioni di qualsiasi altra cosa, oggi. Torno a casa per pranzo, oggi siamo tutti insieme, e la settimana che sta per iniziare sara' nuovamente cupa e piovosa, ma... carpe diem, consigliava Orazio: non pensare troppo al futuro, e' il presente l'unico momento che esiste.
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This is what The Beatles sung; a year and a half to reach the 25.000 kilometers goal, in a day of sudden relief at the end of rainy and windy weeks. A saturday morning when you wake up late and see that the sun is finally out; you want to go out, go and see how the fields have drenched, with all that rain. Light is wonderful, the sky is still covered with lead colored clouds, but above the sea it's deep blue. In the marsh just out of town the birds have excessively increased and you find herons next to the road looking at you as if they knew that your Chuggabug is going to reach a long awaited goal. It's a clear day, I have my Nikon and its battery is running out of charge but I brought the old YashicaMat medium format TLR as well, a color film to shoot and a hour's ride will give me much more satisfactions than any other thing, today. I return home at lunch time, we're altogether today, and the week that's coming will be dark and rainy again, but... carpe diem, adviced Horace: don't think too much to the future, it's now the only moment which really exists.

6 commenti:

  1. Ben detto Ale... "Carpe Diem", ma, soprattutto, ben fatto!!
    Queste ultime settimane fuggono freneticamente. Speriamo torni presto il sereno.
    Un saluto dalla capitale.

    RispondiElimina
  2. tornera', tornera'.
    da voi e' un bel casino, a quanto pare. io rimango fedele alla linea: sempre in Vespa!

    RispondiElimina
  3. Happy for you that you got some sunshine and ride. Nice photos. We also love your music.

    RispondiElimina
  4. Sadly, I can't read the others' comments without google language tools. But I will post anyway.

    I haven't been reading riding blogs.

    I can see you have the winter riding blues. Let me tell you something that will cheer you up: The typical temperature in the morning when we wake up north of Chicago has been -10°F. (-23°C) It gets "up to" 10°F. (-12°C)

    This weekend, we were very fortunate, and it was 55°F. (13°C) Yeah! Feels like summer! I went riding and started reading riding blogs. To read them when it is -23°C is just too depressing!

    It is a beautiful country you have there. Beautiful camera too, the Yashicamat. I had one once. I also had a Rolleiflex, which I traded for a cute little Rollei 35S. That's gone now too. I think I'm a 35mm guy at heart though. I take my share of digital photos, but they never end up getting printed. 35mm, I shoot out of my old rangefinder cameras on B&W film, then develop & print them myself.

    I'll try to keep up with your blog more in the future. But don't wait for me. Enjoy the ride!

    -Jeremy

    RispondiElimina