Mother’s day is today. Impossible to forget if you have children, for better or for worse. Being alone in the toilet is the same impossible task today: still, if you are lucky, you are awarded with already prepared coffee and pancakes, maybe a gift, beautiful drawings.
If you are holding aces, you get time off for a quite and contemplative second coffee or for any other sort of activity, or non-activity, which does not involve kids.
(If you wanna know, I won a date with Pietro at the cinema today. And, of course, an all-set yummy breakfast this morning, YAY!).
Despite of what I am getting today, this morning I wanted to call my mom and wish her a good Mother’s Day. I don’t know if she honestly feels this day much, nevertheless I wanted myself to remember the moment.
Because we grow up and, sometimes, apart from our parents.
Clueless of what happens to memories, there is a point when we forget about all the sacrifice they made. Maybe because we are too busy living our bustling lives or because we feel (or want to feel) divided by the choices our parents made: obsolete, odd or ridiculous decisions, only good in the past.
I also wondered if it is the same for parents.
Would time apply the equal rule to memories and to our perception of passing seasons, and maybe make our parents feel the same division we feel from them sometimes?
There is a beautiful quote from a movie I recently saw:
“This is what you see when you are young: you see everything very close and that’s the future. And this is what you see when you are old: you see everything far away and that’s the past.” *
While you cogitate: call your mom, call your daughter.
Back in Zürich: real time, real new location!
Korn Silo always make me want to come back.
A sort of industrial design, which I personally love, huge beautiful windows, glorious espresso macchiato, great cake selection. They were doing Mother’s Day Brunch today (they do brunch usually on Sunday, but remember to book in advance) and it looked nice!
Yummy fresh bread and salty and sweet crêpes.
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You have surely stopped there if you go to Active Fitness in Tiefenbrunnen, eh? Just to top up 350 calories after having lost 200, right? I know you 🙂
* my personal translation from the movie “Youth – La Giovinezza”, by director Sorrentino.