Thank you for the Ride

It was 9AM, November 15th 2016.
My destination was a secret which just a few were aware of.

I left the home of my dear friend Francesco in Gemona del Friuli, in Northern East Italy, with a backpack and the most comfortable and resistant shoes I had, in a sharp and biting cold day.
When I moved the first steps I was sure that I just started something immensely bigger than myself.

I want to thank the people, the hosts and the encounters, who offered me shelter or a meal, your time, and your stories.

I’ve been rescued by sailors, bit by a dog, slept in woods, abandoned houses and caravans, hosted by hippies and families… I’ve learnt a lot, thanks to you all, about my limits and acceptance. I had the privilege to taste comedy and tragedy from the very first row.

You’ll always be welcome in my home, anywhere this will be.

I’ve found many treasures on the way.

Thoughts from a peregrine 

  • When you’re offered help, accept it. Always. Push pride aside and try to understand how to optimize the gift you were given.
  • Smile and kindness are contagious.
  • Money come and go. Time just goes.
  • Adventure is like future: is inside of us and nowhere else.
  • To keep long time alive a fire you need the right ratio of thin, mid, thick, dry and fresh wood.
  • People love to dream more than they recall or are aware of.
  • Pricking a blister from side to side and leaving inside a wire is great to leave the liquid bleeding out and avoiding the blisters to reform once again.
  • Leave the place where you have been hosted, is it indoor or outdoor, like or better than how you found it when you arrived.
  • Don’t create debts.
  • Visualize, don’t idealize.
  • Plan accurately and be always ready to improvise.
  • Don’t be shy while asking.
  • Patience is a very nobel virtue and it requires discipline to be improved.
  • You receive what you give.
  • When you’re offered a chance, grab it!
  • True hunger, like cold, are things for poor people (and they are very hard).
  • Chewing chocolate in the delicate moments helps you keep calm.
  • Falling into the trap of judging is very easy and harmful.
  • After 500 kilometers your arse becomes marble.
  • Intuition is fundamental and learning how to listen to it isn’t easy, nor impossible.
  • When you’re in front of a wall, seek for the crack (there’s always one!)
  • Dreams give you inspiration. Inspiration can change reality. Reality, finally, is the only music you can dance, and you always have to accept it.
  • To dream means having the courage to believe in what you’re capable of imagine.