Gian Lupo Osti, an renowned protagonist of Post-War Italian industrial recovery and manager of many multinational companies, is a good example of environmental harmony. Passionate about woods and plants since childhood, he maintains this naturalistic interest alongside his professional activities.
His love for peonies in particular drives him to exotic researches, especially in China, where professional botanists dedicated him a particular variety he has discovered (peonia ostii).
This diary is a set of memories and wise reflections on the respect for the life cycle and on the teachings, both gentle and essential, that nature simply offers us with its existence.
"However, we have not yet completely digested and made ours the common origin of life. We like too much to consider us, the mankind, as something absolutely incomparable and exceptional. Yet, if we observe elementary facts, under everybody’s eyes, water is necessary for the life of every living thing, whether it may be plants, animals, or men. And death is also the common destiny of every living thing ... I find this affection very gratifying".
Have a nice Rebirth, therefore: Nature is always a great teacher.
Gian Lupo Osti, Ageing in the garden - De senectute in horto.
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