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About lorianapauli

Born in Italian speaking Ticino/Switzerland. Lived all my life in different parts of that very country till I found my way "home", where I truly belong > the 'Long Island'.

Wind

Wind, your freshness in my nostrils, I am young again.

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Between Gales (January 2015)

You wake to deep grey darkness. No spark to lighten your tentative walk to the kitchen trying to avoid the curled up dog. Communication utilities are dead. But then the comfort of candles, of a roaring fire, a coffee with … Continue reading

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Tin Mail (St.Kilda)

By the late 1890s a unique system of mail dispatch had developed on the remote Scottish islands of St Kilda: letters were enclosed in a waterproof receptacle attached to a homemade buoy or buoyant object and launched into the sea … Continue reading

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To St.Kilda/Hirta

St.Kilda is an isolated archipelago 64 kilometers west-northwest of North Uist in the North Atlantic Ocean. It contains the westernmost islands of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.   Poor St.Kilda, Marilyn Monroe of the islands; in contrast to many I … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon Beach

Harvest Moon Beach (September 2014) I didn’t see the Harvest Moon last night; the sky was clouded, closed. But on today’s afternoon my feet touch virgin sand. My beach has changed. According to the dictate of the moon the sea … Continue reading

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A letter to a dead Scot deeply concerned about tradition

In NIGHT FALLS ON ARDNAMURCHAN (*) Alasdair Maclean says: “For a culture to be worthy of the name, for it to succour natives rather than entertain tourists or entertain those who, in cultural matters, are but tourists in their own … Continue reading

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a colourful harvest on our beach

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