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410. Thank You, Thank You!  From the  bottom of my Heart… I Love You!

Roberto Cavalli410. Thank You, Thank You!  From the  bottom of my Heart… I Love You!

I know, I agree with you… a handwritten note, in beautiful calligraphy as once taught in school would be better… but times have changed… Today Tempus Fugit, everything just flies… it all happens in a moment…  The Internet has profoundly changed the way we interact, we play, we learn, we stay informed.  The important thing is to know how to adapt quickly to the changes, how to be able to follow evolution, as we learn from nature that is continually evolving, adapting to a changing dynamic…

I wish to respond to all the kind birthday wishes that I received electronically… text messages, emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… and reply by the same means adapting myself to the changing times.

I would like to answer each message individually but that is not possible given my schedule… you are really so many… but I was very pleased to read your words of love and feel you so close to me… Thank You, Thank You from the bottom of my heart!

Excess is my success… this has always been my motto and this year my birthday was celebrated with a surprise party that I did not expect… it was an excess of affection, love, kind hearts and red roses…

A birthday surrounded by my big family… children, grandchildren, relatives and friends… all around me! For one day I felt myself to be someone truly blessed!

Birthdays remind us of the date of our birth, but we also take account of the years that have passed and we make plans for the future.  Those who have already read my book know that my life has been a fantastic adventure… a life full of surprises where I learned that love is the center of our lives around which everything revolves… but what fascinates me the most is the future… a future full of potential, full of projects… and you know me well enough to know that I cannot sit still…!

Un forte abbraccio!

I LOVE YOU

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405. The years running quickly. The happier you are, the more quickly time flies…

Roberto Cavalli405. The years running quickly. The happier you are, the more quickly time flies…

The late eighties, early nineties. while I’m trying to tell the adventure of my life I think that the words “peace” and “happiness” are personal and require explanations since they carry no subjective charisma or personality of their own.

Happiness and peace are words that represent states of mind, but do not transmit the emotions you have you in your heart when you simply say them or write them. Unless you can explain yourself very well the strong heat they can give off is yours and yours alone! They are your happiness and your peace of mind.

Often it is not easy to be objective, because you judge everything around you and filter it through the mood you are feeling and trying to convey in that specific moment.

It is difficult to abstract yourself from the present. But I think I can say that in those years a certain distance was created between me and some of my family and friends.

Sometimes it is hard to conceal your happiness. Some seem to see you with a happiness halo about you. They see you as privileged and begin to envy you.

Even someone who loves you is not totally immune from any form of jealousy, and at that point it becomes almost impossible to share your feelings with others.

The years go by all too quickly. The happier you are, the more quickly time passes. You scarcely seem to have time to think.

From 1978 – I believe – to 1994, I had a wonderful time, one of the best periods of my life…

I LOVE YOU

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404. I could never live without a boat…

Roberto Cavalli404. I could never live without a boat…

The holidays brought us into another dimension.  Our passion for the sun and the sea brought us new adventures every year.

I could never live without a boat. A boat of human proportions, not too long, governable without extra staff!

Sail it, clean it, feel in control of everything that the magic of the sea has to offer!

Then I had one called Arboc, Cobra spelled backwards.  A sixteen meters with three small cabins.  The accommodations were not spacious but were perfect for making us feel close and united.

Close to my seat I had created a small niche was a small corner for Daniele… he settled there during navigation, looked straight ahead and filled me with questions, he always wanted to know everything.

Sometimes he was so tired he fell asleep and so I rigged up a small bed for him…  No anomalous waves could wake him, my little sea wolf!

I was enchanted by Cavallo Island and I bought a mooring for Arboc in a small port that was being built in one of the most beautiful small islands in the Mediterranean.

This island was destined to become a great exclusive club for people who love peace, sea and nature.

It is impossible to describe the beauty of the place.  The colour of the water changes with the colour of the sky.   A hundred different shades of blue and turquoise with sand that changes aspect and quality in every inlet.

Cavallo island is located between Sardinia and Corsica, exactly at the beginning of the channel that separates one from the other.  The strait between them can produce wind so strong that it is often impossible for modest sailing boat to reach the island.

The winds, the turbulence of the sea and the constant motion of the waves have honed to perfection all the rocks that line Cavallo so that from offshore it can look surreal, almost lunar!

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