Lido di Venezia
Such places as memory.
Lido - The term lido comes from Lido di Venezia, the sandy barrier beach that encloses the Lagoon of Venice where sea-bathing took place from the later nineteenth century.
Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. Mahler's music from English lessons in sixth form.
The forever youth and curse of Björn Andrésen.
Where places you to be young and fall in love again
As I was leaving Venice, I was reading one of my favourite Calvino's books Invisible Cities. My eyes rested on the paragraphs where Marco Polo finally mentioned the V word, Venezia.
Everything we talk about is about Venezia. VEN-E-ZIA.
Same as every time we fall in love is with the same person. Just wrapped in a different human skin. Another person, another story, another tree has fallen. Novelty, freshness, romantic, give/take, friendship, courtship, routine, flat, laundry and washing up, then you slowly grow out of love with each other. 'You will get over him as soon as there is someone you infatuated with who is going walk into this cafe.' I once said to a girlfriend of mine. Repeats itself again, between the very invisible dreams and hours slumberless. Maybe everyone should start reading Bukowski again.
It was a maze, a labyrinth. You took me to walk through every alleyway, all of doorway has different writings that I cannot decipher. Later, I learn to relinquish myself and just let your hand guided me through. We reached to the riverfront. Moonlight, little stellar, celestial.