The wonderful food and engaging conversations with my fellow fellows and the staff also helped shape and reshape my initial ideas. Seeing the other fellows work was also a great motivation. I had the privilege and pleasure to collaborate with photographer Naoya Yoshikawa providing a soundtrack to his Civitella installation. There was also brief but intense collaboration with singer Amy Denio. And there was, of course, the landscape, which by the end of our stay was also drastically transformed. The farmers had also been busy plowing the fields. The earth was now open and waiting for new seeds. As Naoya said, this five weeks under the Umbrian sun meant many things but, above all, they represented a new beginning.