Sociological Experiment – Chapter 3

“Good morning, ma’am, how many people?” “I am alone.” “It’s okay this table in the corner?” “Perfect; thanks” I look around. The restaurant is full, all small tables are occupied by lonely people who eat watching the phone. All except the one next to me. There’s sitting a man in his forties looking at my ass. He does not look away even when I stare at him impatiently. In fact, he smiles at me and asks me kindly, I correct myself, he asks my ass with kindness: “Do you want to keep me company? I do not like eating alone.” “Oh my God, oh my God! I am the sociological experiment of someone else!” I think with joy, “Will I

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Beauty And The Beast

It was 1987, I was 13 and I was completely kidnapped by the TV series Beauty and the Beast, a modern version of the fairy tale set in New York. Catherine and Vincent. Vincent and Catherine. Vincent, who appeared at night on Catherine’s terrace. Vincent always came when he was needed. Vincent with the deep voice reading the books. Vincent with his huge hands caressing her hair. Vincent with his animal-like roar. Vincent, with agility and aggressiveness, a sweet and dark look, powerful body and fragile soul. It was 1991, I was 18 and had a terrible crush on my physiotherapist. He was 23 and was about to leave for Germany or Switzerland (I do not remember exactly). He was

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Italy: Handsome Men and Smooth Necks

Finally I am in Italy. Absorbing the time zone, between a buffalo mozzarella and a summer thunderstorm I find myself reflecting on a world-wide problem. It isn’t the Brexit and not even the European Football Championships, but the total lack of handsome men in China. You can say:  “you are a forty years old woman married, what are you doing thinking of beautiful men in China?“ The answer is: The look is connected to the way it tastes. Because every now and then look and be looked is good, you start to dress decently, put some make up in the morning, avoid getting out in pajamas with a horrible hairgrip on the hair. You find the motivation to do 100 crunches

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Do Not Watch Grey’s Anatomy

You should do a psychological test before pressing the play button on your DVD player. Do you feel melancholy? Did you cry for something in the last few days? Is your love life (if you have one) going through a crisis? Has more than Seven days passed since the last time you had sex? Do you have your period? Did you quarrel with your best friend? Did your golden fish recently die? Do you feel lost in a “dark place”? Well, if you answered YES to at least 5 questions out of 8 then you are not psychologically and emotionally fit to the vision of Grey’s Anatomy. You can watch Arrow, he’s extremely sexy, he does all the time the

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