The Story of One Is the Story of Everyone

… I answer… A gentle reader of “Don’t Climb Over That Wall” tells me about the strong but engaging pain she felt in reading me, of her not being able to do without “feeling part of it even though she did not experience or directly know someone who has experienced a history like that. I read them in the newspapers and followed them on television, … Continua a leggere The Story of One Is the Story of Everyone


More than ever I think about heroes. It is probably because many tend to pretend to be heroes in others’ lives, while they are not even the determiners of their own life, or probably because I think that the heroes who show off their courage are not the heroes of my life or those who I suppose could be named heroes. When I was a … Continua a leggere Heroes

The Right to Die

The right to die, in certain conditions, is not a suicide but self-determination. I know that it can be difficult to understand because plenty of cultural influences divide around this theme and love and feelings are sometimes more egoistic than what we think, yet, we should consider the subject from the suffering’s point of view. People who suffer are not the laboratory guinea pigs of … Continua a leggere The Right to Die

What Else!

Simplicity, what else? Modesty, what else? Loyalty, what else? Honesty, what else? Dignity, what else? Gentleness, what else? Simplicity, modesty, loyalty, honesty, dignity, gentleness… six simple words to tell what we really need but we don’t look for. Six simple words which open a world we don’t want to open because too engaging and involving and we don’t want to get used to any kind … Continua a leggere What Else!

The Song of Life

It is within oneself that one would like to overcome that exhaustion that is amplified through all the variations of silence and that screaming does not know or, perhaps, does not want, because in the midst of the many ungainly and blasphemous howlers, its cry would still seem a song, the song. The song of melancholy, of loneliness, of suffering because of truths that continue … Continua a leggere The Song of Life