Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Vase of Pink Flowers


A painting by my sisiter, Cristiana Catalina. She has been invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Serpentine Walls


I have painted many landscapes showing
"The Serpentine Walls". This is one of them.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Day 18


A painting by Catalina Cristiana

I cannot tell my brother and my sister that I am not going to get well. I just cannot. I have to get well.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Day 16


A painting by Cristiana Catalina.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Day 11


An image of a painting by Cristiana Catalina

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Day 10


A painting by Cristiana Catalina.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Day 8



My brother and I, in 1995.



Love and hate are human feelings. This image shows love in its candor.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday, Day 7


The Rotunda at The University of Virginia.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

"The Simple Touch of Fate"


Here is a book I highly recommend to you: The Simple Touch of Fate: How the Hand of Fate Touched Our Lives Forever, edited by Arlene Uslander and Brenda Warneka. It is an anthology of true inspirational stories written by people from all over the world, telling about their personal brushes with Fate. Fate is present in our lives in different ways, most of the time unknown to us. If some people have their fate written on their foreheads (figuratively) all of the others are (as we all are) subjected to fate in subtle ways. The authors thoroughly checked every story, additionally interviewing most of the subjects, and went deeply back in time in order to find that element, that important element or fact, that was responsible for changing someone's life in a significant way, and they succeeded. These elements do exist in our lives whether or not we are aware of them. It is the power of Arlene and Brenda's book that makes it a source of meditation and a wonderful read. A sequel is due sometime soon and the authors are working on it. Find out more about this intriguing book at http://www.thefatesite.com/

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Journal, Day 2

Today I wrote to a few people and in my letters I said, "How can I tell my brother and my sister, who love me so much, that I am not going to get well? I have to get well!"

When you go to the hospital and see what technology can do today (see through you!) you might think that you are close to God and God's work, and you definitely are. So many things can be done today and there still exist incertitude.

In my unpublished novel, A WALK ON FIFITH AVENUE, Professor Arzzuro, a brain surgeon, is poised to discover the mechanism of aging, which would make it possible for people to live two-three hundred years or more. In fact, who made us live about 70-80 years? Perhaps, God. Somehow, aging is regulated by different mechanisms; some cosmic, some of a different nature. For all the beings on earth, the information necessary to control these mechanisms is written somewhere in the genetic code. Professor Arzzuro believes that some regulatory centers are located in the brain, and, almost retired, he tries to decipher that mystery of life.

Monday, February 12, 2007

In the fall of 2005 I felt intermitent pains in my abdomen. On December 2005 I was operated on for colon cancer.