97. What a Beautiful Day!
A nice warm sun, blue sky… almost turquoise.
I love watching the colors… trying to interpret them, they are an important part of my life!
I had an intense day of work. I’m going through a period of great strength… of great vitality. Looking back, it seems to me that I had dozed off in the last two or three years. My collections were beautiful, but I wasn’t completely satisfied. It was mainly that the Just Cavalli did not express exactly what I wanted to say! Because of recent history of the Just Cavalli line, which I have discussed in the post N.88, this line had not received as much of my attention as it deserved!
Now I have the reins firmly in my hands… I can feel its potential.
My last meeting for today is over… I decide to run away…to recharge my batteries while walking in the center of my beautiful Florence … I want to blend in with the tourists, to enjoy seeing the city afresh through their eyes!
I have an electric car… wonderful… it allows me to go in certain areas that are forbidden to vehicles… easy to park. I like to walk, to look around…
I am in the center of the Ponte Vecchio.. some tourists recognize me… they are taking some photos without being noticed … the Arno is flowing under me … some oarsman is rowing fast… I envy him… I never did row… but I have often wished… on a wonderful sunny like today… on a cloudy day… in the rain…
Wonderful sensations that are missing from my “collection”! There are many, many things I have wanted to do… well… there are lots I have done…! “Roberto, do not play the victim…!”
Piazza Signoria… many, many tourists… many pigeons…! I pause to browse through the stalls in the Piazza della Repubblica… with their bags… purses… statues of David… many souvenirs!
A ray of golden sunlight reflecting on the carousel, full of ponies… blinds me for a few seconds… I see Via de’ Tornabuoni, in the distance, the fashion street of Florence… in truth it was… but an odd by-law from the city has closed this road to vehicles… and now a vibrant shopping street is becoming deserted… only Gucci and Cavalli resist… stores are closing… IT IS TOO BAD… IT IS SHORT SIGHTED!
Next to my boutique I opened a small coffee shop, Caffe Giacosa. Why this name? It’s a Florentine story that I plan to tell you tomorrow.
All tables are full and I wait to be able to sit quietly and enjoy my usual drink, a Spritz! At last! My little bar is very special, classic, but very Cavalli…
I hope to have conveyed to you my love… for colors… for my city… for life!
I LOVE YOU