.: Qué vendrá

Summer makes me lazy at cooking… I love having breakfast at the seaside…

and “stealing” vegetables from my father’s garden

the fact that my life is so nice and easy, while other people have a hard life, make me pause and think… does anyone remember that Europa was from Phoenicia (which means Middle East) in her mythological origins ?

According to the legend, Europa was the epitome of feminine beauty on Earth. Zeus once saw her on the seashore of Phoenicia playing with her friends. He was so captivated by her beauty that he fell in love with her and developed a strong desire to possess her. Immediately, he took the form of a white bull and approached her. The bull looked wonderful with its snow-white body and gem-like horns. Europa looked at the extraordinary animal curiously and dared to touch and later hang him because he appeared so calm to her. Later, she was somehow motivated to climb on his back.

As soon as she did so, Zeus ran to the sea and carried her all the way from Phoenicia to the island of Crete. There he regained his human form and mated with her under an evergreen tree. This was the abduction of Europa, who later gave birth to three sons of Zeus, Minos, Rhadamanthys and Sarpedon. These men were known for their fairness and became the three judges of the Underworld, when they died. In fact, Minos founded the town of Knossos and gave his name to an entire civilization, the Minoan civilization.

Zeus loved Europa so much that he showered her with three priceless gifts. The first one was a bronze man, Talos, who served as a guard to her. He was the bronze giant that the Argonauts met and killed in their attempt to shore on Crete. The second was a dog, Laelaps, which could hunt anything she wanted. The last one was a javelin that had the power to hit the target, whatever it was. Europa was later married to one of the kings of Crete, Asterius, who adopted her sons and made her the first queen of Crete.

It is said that when Europa died, Zeus transformed her into a star complex and he himself took again the shape of the white bull to merge in the complex. The Taurus Constellation is believed to be the form of Zeus. Today the name Europa has been given to one of Jupiter’s 16 moons and in fact this moon is very special, as it is believed to have water on its surface.

https://www.greeka.com/crete/heraklion/myths/europa/

.: Je veux (gagner)

ESA’s Gaia mission has produced the richest star catalogue to date, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing previously unseen details of our home Galaxy.

L’Agenzia Spaziale Europea ha diffuso la più dettagliata mappa mai realizzata della Via Lattea, la nostra galassia, con l’osservazione di oltre 1,7 miliardi di stelle. È stata realizzata dal satellite Gaia, dal 2013 in orbita a grande distanza dalla Terra. I dati saranno la base di molte delle prossime scoperte sulla formazione della galassia e su come si è evoluta nel corso di miliardi di anni.

e mentre gli scienziati conquistano la galassia… io mi distraggo cercando di vincere a Supermariokart 8 * and while scientistists conquer the Galaxy… I try to win a couple of races at Supermariokart 8

I know it’s kind of childish… but sometimes you need to let off worries. And some video games help science too !

.: We will (On ira)

I need a lot of positive energy today. So coffee was not enough. Orange fresh-squeezed juice was not enough.

I need my marmalade-quinoa muffins

And also something more: a juice with pomegranate, blueberry, carrot and aloe. Oltre ai miei ultimi dolcetti con marmellata di prugne, oggi mi serve una riserva extra di energia e vitamine, quindi un bel succo di melograno, mirtillo, carota e aloe.

Oh qu’elle est belle notre chance
Aux milles couleurs de l’être humain
Mélangées de nos différences
A la croisée des destins