84. Great dinner…
The Rampoldi, as always, makes me feel like a rich man with an appetite! On the way out I bump into Mr. Flavio Briatore. This, oddly enough, is the second time I have bumped into him outside the Rampoldi.
I like to think of the part that Fate plays in our lives… Why am I bumping into him? Pure chance… Mr. Briatore was much nicer and more friendly than usual. It took only a few seconds to arrange a meeting for the following day. “Where is your boat? I’ll send a car tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.”
I spend the rest of the evening at the Casino, with no luck and without much fun. “Maybe I’m lucky in love!”
The next day Mr. Briatore’s car was waiting for me punctually in front of the “big boat.” The driver takes me to the Beach Hotel, the only one in Monte Carlo that makes you feel less old and makes you enjoy the pleasure of being on the Cote d’Azur! Flavio was already waiting, busily and graciously returning greetings of the many people who instantly recognize him!
Now I can tell you that many years have passed since I last sat at a table with Flavio like old friends!
As usual I like to tell you all my emotions, all my sensations. I was happy, I felt excited… so much time had passed since the times we spent at the Billionaire, Briatore’s famous nightclub in Porto Cervo…
In those days there was perhaps a little jealousy between us, I am not sure why. Maybe a little misunderstanding over a captivating young woman I found enchanting on a beautiful evening at the Bilionaire… The beautiful girl has since become his girlfriend!
Mr. Briatore has now changed, as has Mr. Cavalli. I see in his eyes a greater serenity! His voice and his words seem more sweet and are able to enter more easily into my heart.
While Flavio is talking to me I wonder why, in private conversation with Eva, I had ever criticized him in the past!
Talking with him, I confided that I would like to see him more often and talk over many small but important things that had filled our lives in recent years!
The insights I gain in just a brief conversation with him show me that we can be reborn as new old friends!
Un abbraccio grande…
I LOVE YOU