23 Apr
71/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
71/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.8, 1/5, raw

If you read my blog yesterday, then you know that this weekend I have to be a full time daddy. Claudia is preparing for a job interview and needs some peace. I am really enjoying this daddy stuff, Agata is six month and a half now, so she’s really responsive and fun.
My parents finally came back from China. They left for Easter. So I visited them, Agata along, leaving Claudia home to work on her presentation. After more than 20 days from the last visit, Agata couldn’t recognize anyone of my family. Baby memory is just awful.
It seems that China is working hard on buying western knowledge. My father is a very important scientist, and he was offered to move and do his research there. Good money, great resources, all the staff he needs. The kind of offer that good Italian scientists were used to get from the States. But what really startled me was the motivational argument used to try to pull my father out of his country. They told him that Italy was already fully developed. That nobody could do innovation at a decent pace in a fully developed country. That China is developing right now, and innovation goes as fast as a moon rocket.
It really made me think. At dusk I left for a photographic walk. My parents live at Monteverde, a beautiful, expensive, and relatively posh neighborhood that develops on the hill behind Trastevere. It’s the typical neighborhood of a fully developed country. With its nice buildings, elegant entrance halls, all with their external stone stairway, and all properly fenced. I felt oppressed by all that wealthiness. Did the money, the social security, the public obligatory instruction, and the democratic society kill our energy and competitiveness?

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