Why writing an autobiography?

I wrote it. It took me three and half years.

Has it been easy? Nop. Has it been worth the effort? oh yes! Does it mean I am a narcisist? This is a question that somebody at some point will ask you or will wonder about your character, maybe even you will ask this question about yourself.

But what is important is not to answer to such a question, but rather: why do you want to write your story? Do you feel you are losing track of how your life is unfolding? Do you want to leave your memories to your family or your grandchildren? Did you leave a special experience and you want others in your situation to find support in it? DO you have a story to tell? Are you worried about forgetting it all? Do you feel like nobody is hearing your side of your story, and you want to state it? You have nothing better to do?

Whatever the reason is, I am convinced that each life deserves an autobiography. By the nature of the style it-self it is impossible to claim it will be an objective narration of facts. If you write it, your emotions will be in it, your perception will be in it. But your emotions are always right, because it is what your feel, what you understand of the situation.

And what you understand of the situation at one point of your life, might or might not be supported by real data.

When you write your autobiography, which can be for a limited amount of time of your experience on earth, or everything from the beginning, till… well… till you write…. you will go back in your memory to look for two kind of information: how you experienced it all and what happen.

The page allows you to have the time to go back there, and feel, and look for data. You will be surprised at what you might find, what sweets memories you might have left behind or the resolution of past traumas that have been haunting for years. In the page you choose what to write and what not to write. You choose if this will be something you will be the only person to keep and read, or not. The gift it to have a final object to go back to, whenever you feel.

If you have a comment or a question, please do not hesitate to write to me. If you write to me in English, Italian or French, I will understand what you wrote. Otherwise I will need to use a translator 😉

Published by Epsiloc - Enjoy Little things

Epsiloc welcomes you and invites you to enjoy little things, every day of your life, in everything you do. Those little things that might be so imperceptible that you might miss if you don’t look for them, but they are there and they make all the difference. Epsiloc comes from the Greek letter epsilon, which is used in physics for a quantity which is infinitesimal. In other words, it is so small which is almost zero and normally is neglected. But when it is put at the denominator of a fraction ensures that the fraction still makes sense. So, it is a very small quantity that is almost zero, but the fact of being there makes all the difference. This is true for all the fractions, and everybody calls is epsilon. Epsiloc takes the same concept but instead of the “n” at the end there is a C, and it makes all the difference… Epsiloc represents all my personal little things that make all the difference in my life, and invites, encourage, teaches you how to find your own. The path is not easy at every step you take, but always worth your effort. So, we can say that this is simply my personal website, in which you will find here the ways I can support you with, to find your own personal little moments to enjoy. Step by step. In every moment of your life. - C like Ceramics and pottery – creating from clay - C like Coaching Counting Celebrations of personal life - C like Creative and autobiographical writing - C like Common misunderstandings about maths and science - C like Casina in fondo all’orto, the children and pets friendly house I rent in Tuscany There are many other personal C in my epsilocs, like Children, Chocolate and Carbon etc, but those will remain in my Private Garden, so you will not find them here. ABOUT ME Ceramist, writer, scientist, teacher and chocolate lover. I am practicing ceramics since the age of 16, I followed courses in Italy, UK, South Africa and Belgium. Since December 2017 I have my own little atelier where I keep experimenting new techniques and where I give ceramics courses. Born in southern Italy, I grew up in Rome and I spent my summers in the countryside. I studied physics in Rome and in 1996 I move to Cambridge (UK) where I got both a PhD in nanotechnology and a 1-year certificate in Creative Writing. I them moved to South Africa where I have kept my passion for ceramics and creative writing, and I wrote my second book. I now live in Brussels where I teach maths and science, give ceramics courses and I coach clients to let emerge the best of them selves

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