16 Oct
248/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
248/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.5, 1/30, raw

I’m shutting down. I’m coming from almost sixty days of uninterrupted work and I feel like total shit. In the previous week I rationed the remaining energies so to have enough to shoot the Jewish wedding on Sunday, which turned out to be much more demanding than expected, and so now my batteries are completely drained.
I should have some rest: easier to say than to do. All the work we had in the last two months had a second side-effect, beside letting me exhausted. We have a huge list of domestic tasks we still have to perform!
So, today I went to the clinic for some experiments, then I moved to the office to edit a couple of documents, sign a couple of reports, and make a couple of phone calls, then I headed home to confront with the first item on my to-do list.
A whole week has passed since Agata’s first birthday, and I still had to fix the swing her grandpas bought her. The whole thing is made of eleven metal bars, and yet to assemble them properly took me three highly demanding hours. I needed both my muscular and technical skills to put together those pieces, thanks to poorly written building instructions and crude manufacturing of the metal junctions, which required some extra work to properly fit.
However, the sweat was not shed in vane, since by the evening our roof terrace was finally furnished with a new shiny (and sturdy) swing. Even if it was bed time, I took Agata for a ride. Se enjoyed it a lot, much more than I expected, she made a lot of her shrieks and laughs, which repaid me big time for all the effort.
As a result, though, I’m now even more exhausted than I was this morning… and yet I had to find a little more energy to walk the dog out and to take the daily shot. And here it is, the empty room on our ground floor, a space which will become a shop or a bar or a restaurant, but that right now is just a couple of gates on both sides, one looking straight at the road, the other at our entrance hall. I wish I could stay like this place for a couple of weeks, closed on both work and home sides. That would be the only way to truly rest…

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