The heart of a story

The real secret is not to feel at the heart of every story. Sometimes, this one does not even belong to us, we did not understand the plot, the ending or the beginning. Nevertheless, we still want to take over it. This is because we have been taught that we are the centre of everythingContinua a leggere “The heart of a story”

Mamã África

A mãe está sentada numa cadeira trémula. As suas mãos estão cruzadas sobre o seu colo. O rosto está cansado, as rugas à volta da boca são ligeiramente pronunciadas e correm pelo queixo como se estivessem esmagadas pela gravidade. O peso é algo que se pode sentir. O peso de um dorso habituado a arquear-seContinua a leggere “Mamã África”

Mama Africa

The mother is sitting on a wobbly chair. Her hands are crossed in her lap. Her face is tired, the wrinkles around her mouth are slightly pronounced and run down the chin as if crushed by gravity. The weight is something you can feel. The weight of a back used to arching too many timesContinua a leggere “Mama Africa”

The favorite subject

“Good morning, your name please?” “Good morning, my name is Marco Vivaldi” “How old are you? “I am eighteen years old” “What subject are you good at?” “Maths” “Grade?” “A” “Very well, here’s one magazine, two flyers and a few brochures for you. You will find everything you need here.” Marco goes away. Behind him,Continua a leggere “The favorite subject”

A viagem mais breve de sempre

Situação clássica de sexta-feira à tarde. Terminadas as aulas, Marco saía com alguns dos seus colegas de turma. Na verdade, saía com eles apenas para estar com Chiara: engenhosa, alegre, interessante. Ele, por outro lado, definia-se muito maduro, e por isso demasiado aborrecido, e por isso nada bonito. Além disso, ele era tímido. Uma timidezContinua a leggere “A viagem mais breve de sempre”

The house in the woods

In the small mountain village, people where only talking about one thing. Someone had returned to live in the little house in the woods. Marco and Luca swore they had seen it with their own eyes: the smoke was coming out of the old chimney, the rooms were lit up and a song was echoingContinua a leggere “The house in the woods”

A very unusual fish

Here we are finally in his kingdom: the bridge. However, he keeps telling me he likes more being up in the air, closer to the sky, higher than all the busy streets, and right above the water. Then, he also told me that water is the most valuable asset in the world! Therefore, I stickContinua a leggere “A very unusual fish”

All the gravity’s fault

Inexplicably, perhaps due to a technical error during the journey, he had arrived at the wrong destination. And consider that he was told: “Remember, when you pass by the Earth, do not slow down, do not stop, but speed up”. They had also provided him a clear explanation of a force. How was it already?Continua a leggere “All the gravity’s fault”

Coincidence or destiny?

Poor Massimiliano. Look how he tries to fight against time to arrive punctual. But what is he doing? He is going to put his sweater inside out! Poor Massimiliano, he does not know that he will never get to the cinema on time. Anyway, he gives it a try. Right now, he is running intoContinua a leggere “Coincidence or destiny?”

A taxi ride

Another ride, another race. Two passengers get on as soon as the others have just left. The square called “Piazza dei Cinquecento” is a jewel located just in front of Rome’s Termini station, which has a constant flow of people who arrive, leave, hurry, and wait. After that, I grab a cappuccino at “Café Trombetta”Continua a leggere “A taxi ride”