154. In a Few Days… Will Be 72!
Demanding 72 candles on my birthday cake, would mean a big cake, so… a big party … No way! “I AM THE PARTY! ‘
Do you remember my spot for H&M? That was five years ago. Very nice! That is, and has been my image… champagne… parties… and great jokes!
I’m a good actor! Or maybe, I was good to come up with this in a time when a rich and carefree look let people dream! The mega party in Sardinia and the big boat that changes colors! I was good at promoting my image to help my business!
When I’m on a plane, I like to look out of the window… the vast blue sea… the immensity! A unit of measure without end… my thoughts turn to infinite time, to eternity! As a young man when I was thinking of “the afterlife…” I tried to divert my mind… eternity upset me!
Today I’m not afraid of “the afterlife” the fear has turned into curiosity… a return to where we came from!
Addressing this wonderfully new and mysterious adventure… we all have an open ticket to the inevitable…! How nice it would be to make this long journey sitting next to a charming lady!
I’ve already accomplished so much… I spoke too much… sometimes I was funny… sometimes interesting… sometimes boring…
Have you seen the wonderful film “Wild Strawberries”? It is a black and white film by Ingmar Bergman. It is the story of an old professor who, after living a rigid life bound by a sense of duty, is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence… strict with himself and with others! He is invited to Stockholm to receive a major prize at the end of his career. During the long drive he is forced to rethink his whole life… including the relationship with his wife and children. He examines his conscience to see if he really deserves an award for how he has lived his life. He realizes that he has been too stern, too selfish and has demanded too much from himself and from others!
This is a movie I have seen ten times. I always feared that I was the professor. I can feel how he feels… from time to time I examine my own conscience… how many times have I judged myself… how many times have I blamed myself? It is not success that makes me happy! Success is a fantastic hobby to satisfy my EGO and prove to myself that I am capable of anything!
Too often I feel that the mission for which God has placed me on this earth is not yet completed. The “afterlife” must wait. I really love my country and my countrymen and wish to use my energy and my talents to help them through these difficult times!
I will let my seven grandchildren each make a wish then blow out the candles. Let us dedicate our lives to making their wishes come true and creating the promise for their future. Let us be their guides and protect them while we can!
Vorrei dividere il mio amore con tutto il mondo! VENITE, NE HO PER TUTTI!
[I would like to share my love with the whole world! COME, I HAVE LOVE FOR ALL!]
I LOVE YOU