Boy have we been in the news lately. There is a saying that goes ‘no publicity is bad publicity’ yet the way Italy has been propelled into the worldwide media is nothing short of – well – dramatic!
Still as someone pointed out to me, everyone LOVES Italy so we shan’t sink. And you know what, living here, in the bulls eye as it were, life just goes on! This month is all about the Academic Theatre of Bagni di Lucca where they are holding an Opera Season. Something which they are reviving apparently and which dates back to, well, yes when Elisa Bonaparte (Napoleon’s sister – again!) attended and actually took part. And you see that’s precisely Italy’s great charm, their economy is causing a global stir and they are focusing on the beautiful things in life. Which they should because it is afterall what they are best at!!
When I saw the final unfolding of Derren Brown’s ‘experiment’ last night I thought about how keeping your focus on the good and positive really does make a huge difference. So whilst the powers that be work on their austerity measures – such a dour word – the rest of the population should, rightly, continue focusing on all the good things this beautiful country has to offer – you could start by attending tomorrow night’s opening opera season if you are in the area!