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What better way to relaunch my blog featuring young talents than celebrating one of my own!

My 12-year-old son, Luca, is a passionate dreamy young man who sees and plays the world in a very special and unique way. Here’s a short video of him practicing two of his favorite pieces, played his very own way.

Enjoy!

It’s been almost 3 long long years since I updated this blog! I, however, have been visiting it very frequently, reading all posts over and over again, remembering the great minds I had the chance to meet, teach, inspire and empower (hoping they still remember me), and fighting a growing desire to reactivate it.

In truth, I stopped writing here on purpose, and sometimes even thought of deactivating my blog, because its purpose existed no more. It was meant to celebrate the talents and skills of the great young minds I encountered when I was a teacher and lost contact with when I started my own business. It might not seem like a valid convincing reason, but this blog was never about me, it has always been about them… Without their input, their talents, their minds, and their creativity it will struggle to survive defeating its own purpose.

But despite all that, I was never able to shut it down! The emotional connection I have with it is particularly tremendous. When I’m here I feel like skimming through an old family album filled with great memories and beautiful people. Every time I talk about it or read its content I feel nostalgic, proud, happy but also sad. I miss it a lot, I miss the passion that drove me to start it, I miss the strong belief I had in the young minds, I miss the enthusiasm and creativity of those I taught and inspired me. I miss the great sense of achievement and pride I had when succeeding in making someone believe in his or her talent and potential, and eventually draw, snap, paint, write or develop something… I miss me 5 years ago.

Tonight, like a lot of other late nights at the office, I needed to disconnect from the corporate world, so I logged in here and started reading my favorite posts and visiting my students’ work. But unlike any other night, I felt an irresistible urge to write again and revive this space that has always been a safe peaceful haven to me. I felt like writing to all those I believed in and all those I will believe in. I felt like writing for myself, for them, and for nobody at all…

Tonight, I decided that I will keep visiting, start writing again and reconnect to an old me that, despite its big resemblance to the current me, fills me with a lot of peace, energy, determination and passion. All very much needed at the moment 😉

It feels great to be back… Good night, and see you soon!

Young Egyptian Nada Al Dash set another challenge for herself and created this beautiful colorful painting called “My Way”. Nada says this painting expresses her freedom of thought and action.

Enjoy!

I was just watching a truly amazing and inspiring  young talent and felt like sharing it with you. This is a great performance of Sirena Huang at TED.com when she was only 11 years old (2006). Sirena started her violin lessons at the age of 4. She won top prizes in a lot of international competitions. At TED.com, in addition to her breathtaking and profoundly moving violin performance, she praised her instrument and its timeless design with a distinguished innocence, sense of humor, and professionalism that surpass her age.

Enjoy!!

http://www.ted.com/talks/sirena_huang_dazzles_on_violin.html

15-year-old Emarati Buthaina Galadari is confidently walking towards realizing her dreams and passions. One way of expressing her feelings, thoughts, and dreams is drawing. “Hidden in Dreams” is a beautiful portrayal by Buthaina, who was inspired by a picture of a woman she once saw. She calls it Hidden In Dreams “because of the blackness around the girl that looks like she is completely lost in thought…”

Enjoy!

Some people are just special and talented! Check out Martina Nutricato’s new contribution.

Martina says, “I call it ‘Hidden’ because in my drawing I wanted to show what is under the veil of every woman, which is much more than anyone else could actually see.”

Beautiful job Marti!

Here’s another contribution of Nada Al Dash. I personally liked a lot how her hand and the camera show in the iris! Nice Shot Nada 🙂

Let’s check together what Nada has to say about it.

“This is a picture called “The secret eye”. It is a picture I took of my eye. I took it because behind those eyes is a girl full of secrets. Behind those eyes lie all my hopes, dreams, and reality. Eyes always have a story to tell and this is mine. I am who I am! I love it, I am living it, and I have been dreaming about it. This is me, but who are you? Take a picture of your eye and you will discover many things about yourself you haven’t known yet….. Good Luck! :)”


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