• Semplicemente… donna

    Sara Luna e Claudine
  • me and my girl :-)
  • Mi sento unicamente una "Cittadina del Mondo"
    figlia, madre, amica, compagna, donna...
    Ho viaggiato lungo rotte conosciute ed altre ignote, per lavoro ma anche per curiosità o solo per il desiderio di scoprire nuovi luoghi!
    L'esperienza a contatto con altri popoli, religioni e culture, mi ha insegnato a venerare Madre Natura ed ogni forma di vita che ci conduce a valutare precetti inconfutabili, ma che purtroppo troppi ignorano nel più assoluto egoismo.
    Vi apro le porte del mio mondo virtuale... seguitemi lungo l'itinerante scorrer d'acqua lasciando traccia di vissuto.

  • What to say about Claudine? She is passionate about living a present, balanced and authentic life, with a healthy dose of humor! She loves to travel the world, explore new places, people and food, but equally loves to retreat into silent solitude. She is a writer who follows a hidden path, into an unfamiliar world. If you just surrender and go with her on her eerie journey, you will find that you have surrendered to enchantment, as if in a voluptuous and fantastic dream. She makes you believe everything she sees in her fantasy and dreams. But as well you take a journey to the frozen mountain peaks of the north of Europe, to the crowded sweating streets of Mexico or Africa. Her characters are wonderfully real and wholly believable perfectly situated in her richly textured prose. She’s a lovely person and she writes with exquisite powers of description! She’s simply great! R. McKelley

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    Chi è Claudine? Lei è appassionata nel vivere al presente una vita equilibrata e autentica, con una sana dose di humour! Ama viaggiare per il mondo, esplorare nuovi luoghi, persone e cibo, ma ugualmente ama ritirarsi in solitudine, nel silenzio. E' una scrittrice che segue un sentiero nascosto, verso un mondo sconosciuto. Se solo vi arrendete e andate con lei in questa spettacolare avventura, realizzerete che vi siete confidati all’incantevole, come in un sogno fantastico ed avvolgente. Vi farà credere ad ogni cosa che lei vede nei suoi stessi sogni e fantasie. Ma inizierete anche un viaggio verso le cime ghiacciate del nord Europa, verso le strade affollate del Messico o Africa. I protagonisti sono magnificamente reali e totalmente credibili stupendamente inseriti nella ricca trama di prosa. E’ una “grande” persona e scrive con uno squisito potere descrittivo. E’ semplicemente magnifica.

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My girl and I were planning this trip since a couple years! Actually, I wanted to go back to these places but as well I desired to share the emotions with my daughter and Sara Luna wanted to share this with her school mate Melissa.
We flew with Swiss from Milano to Zurich and then took the direct flight to Los Angeles.
For the first 5 days, we stayed at Dave and Dede’s House in Burbank. I first met David 38 years ago… the emotion to see him after so long was quite great, but he didn’t change much apart from the color of the hair… They did take good care of us and David showed us around L.A.

We had as well the chance to go to the Hollywood Bowl where the group Pentatonix had a fabulous concert on Sunday, July 2nd. We also had the opportunity to meet people who, unfortunately, because of the short time available, we could not stay with them longer.

We left Frisco, and we started our “National Parks Adventure”. Well, I admit that if you really are interested in doing something awesome, only for the Kings Canyon and Sequoia you need at least two weeks. It’s such a great place to stay, spend the nights in a cottage in the forest, for example, or taking a camping tent. Unfortunately not having made a previous reservation, there was no place available directly in the park, and we booked for the night outside, in a small town. We went through the Giant Sequoia Nat. Forest on the US180 to Hume Lake and then on US198 South… a breathtaking beauty! These plants are millenary… (fortunately now protected in this park area), impressive is the well-known Mark Twain Tree stump, a 1’350 year (some says is 1’700) old sequoia that was felled in 1891 after a team of two men spent 13 days sawing it. And so lovely, few times, despite the presence of too many humans, we had the joy to see some little animals.
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All the way South on US65, we entered US178 and US395. We went all the way through Death Valley on US190 allowing us a couple stops in Furnace Creek (temperature of ~55° Celsius / ~130° Fahrenheit and 18% humidity) and Zabriskie Point. Definitely, this is not a place to camp. Before dipping ourselves into the frantic and chaotic life of Las Vegas, we visited the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area which is situated west of Las Vegas.

After getting a singular example of the Las Vegas’ nightlife, which didn’t convince either one of us… the trip continued South in direction of Arizona and Route 66 with a lovely stop in Peach Springs where the girls had their most delicious hamburger (I had to be happy with the homemade french fries). Next stop: Flagstaff.

You can say and write a lot about the Grand Canyon, but each time you’re there you remain silent. Considering the great force of water, the strong winds which are modeling the earth… man can only consider the great gift we have been given! Our marvelous Planet Earth… Actually, those are the moments in which I would like to take my Moleskine and start writing down every singular thought going through my brain. These are the moments in which I receive the maxima inputs and ideas for new stories, new novels; and I really love it! I guess into Nature, fully immersed in her beauties, someone can take great profit and receive singular gifts as “insight” and “premonition”. Unfortunately, you can’t just stop time at your will or, this was the case, tell both girls -Hey, mommy has a great flash of ideas, let’s take a nice spot and spend the night here!- Sara Luna is already used to my oddities, but I don’t think she would love to show to her friends that her beloved mom is a “weird one” living with her head on another planet.

 

  • Claudine’s novels * i miei romanzi

  • Piccoli passi nella Taiga (not published)

  • Il Segreto degli Annwyn Edizioni Ulivo – Balerna ISBN 978 88 98 018 079

  • The Annwyn’s Secret Austin Macauley London ISBN 9781785544637 & ISBN 9781785544644

  • Chrysalis Bartók

  • Silloge Poetica “Tracce” – Edizioni Ulivo Balerna

  • Il Kumihimo del Sole – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN: 978-88-6122-060-7
  • Il Cristallo della Pace – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN 978-88-6122-189-5
  • Nebbie nella Brughiera – Seneca Edizioni Torino

    ISBN 978-88-6122-055-3
  • I 4 Elementi – Macromedia Edizioni Torino

  • Cats are my inspiration!

  • Remember, transitioning to a plant-based diet that embraces compassion for the animals, your health and our planet isn’t really difficult. You just have to want to do it! For the sake of us all... :-)claudine
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