The trip starts in Newark, Delaware, the typical America small university town.

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The beautiful college is now not very busy because of the Christmas holiday, but you can still smell the sacrifice of people ready to pay an average of $10,000 per year to have the chance of doing something great with their future. (For sure they don’t waste 6 years to complete a 3 years degree.)

In Newark people are simple.

In Newark the traffic lights hang in the middle of the streets.

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In Newark  your neighbor is your friend and you don’t need a fence around your garden.

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In Newark you don’t care which car you drive, but for sure you are American.

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I had the luck to spend some time with Christine and Josh and their beautiful children.

This is a young Christian family.

Is a family in which:

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And this explains it all.

This is the classical American family according to my grandmother eyes: a family in which the sofas are big tables are big, the fridge is big, the Christmas three is very big, but especially where the love is big.IMG_8452IMG_8425

In this family dinner for the kids is at 6 and after that it’s a little party.

No TV, no useless shouting, no neurotic parents, just music, dance and cookies!

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In this family children have to have some time to express themselves, they play together, they dance together, they mix together their different style.

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In this family you don’t need to shout or to scold.

You say what is wrong, you explain why and the pouting is soon follow buy a laugh. Maybe that’s the key, because at the end of the day, as my grandmother says, “ridere ti allunga la vita”.

So, is this the secret potion for eternity?

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