"Condition becomes your home"
Let me tell you my story
Growing up with a lack of predefined deeper identification set the premises for what I am today in the world, and ignited within me a constant research for depth. Time taught me that the common-thread to my curiosity was the inherently human need to find recurring elements in life with which to compare one’s evolution, changes and growth.
Basically, because my parents were from different countries and ended up living and raising me in a new city, speaking multiple languages and experiencing diverse cultures, my roots were not obvious, and require to be sought out through constant research, to this day. In my personal case, I end up finding elements that I feel viscerally connected to in all kinds of different contexts, cultures and places.
My passion for traveling and acting
This fuels my passion for traveling, and of course, acting, pushing me to question and cross-examine human psychology in its practical and intellectual implementations around the world, with the purpose of boiling it down to its most condensed, universal version.
The more time passes, the more I realize that my life is a collage of people, events, passions and pursuits that can in some way be connected to this common thread, this peaceful quest, and if it is true that home is none other than an unchangeable condition you are born into, my life is the act of embracing mine.
Within it, my (actual) mothers land, for many aspects the motherland of my spirit, though not the place I grew up, has played an increasingly important role, being somewhere I have returned to every year for as long as I can remember. This continuity has given me the opportunity to hold myself accountable in relation to it, and to really get to know myself through my reactions to its all-around uniqueness.
Actor Lorenzo Pozzan in Corsica
Corsica is a small island in the middle of the mediterranean, very different from its surroundings, the native land of my mother, where my maternal grandparents were born and raised. It is imbued with strong personal identity and mixed ethnicity, populated by quietly irreverent and feisty characters that have never fully recognized external political supremacy. The people embody what the land physically describes, with tall rocky mountains rising surprisingly high across its backbone, only a few miles away from beautiful sandy beaches, separated by untouched forests, streams, waterfalls and rivers. Nature reigns over this diverse territory with low human population density, making it very different from the highly populated lands and islands that surround it.
I love Corsica, my land
I have fallen in love with Corsica, with it’s beautiful harshness, with elements that test me but feel like they belong to the core of my essence, and sharing snippets of life with other people here has always felt deeply personal, special.
A poem for Corsica
"This sunset that never gets old,
this heart that never grows cold,
these feelings placing life on hold...
Every time you watch the sun rise or set,
you're the one changing, think of it,
life weaves its path as a result of taken action,
vision clarifies diverging distraction.
On this curve that has seen me pass and grow a thousand times,
I turn yet another page of this book of mine.
Pack on my back I make my way,
to the greatest of teachers from the dawn of day,
GR20, Tra li Monti, arrivemu.
Corsica, terra mia, sempre Regina.
My great Corsican adventure
Corsica has pushed me to do everything that I love with deeper meaning, stronger passion and renewed faith, and no theater would be better than this gem to host the first “planned" adventure of my passion project Boyz-AroundtheWOD with my brother Ricky: hiking the northern legs of the GR20, Europe’s most challenging hike.
There's so much more I can't wait to Share
So much more that I can’t wait to share on this subject, maybe some partnered up writing with Ricky himself, who is returning from his latest African adventure.
For now, let me just say that sharing, discovering, experiencing, loving and being loved leave me different, every time, a better version of myself, changed, richer, and from within this awareness, I wish for you to never remain the same for long.