When freedom limits your liberty… which seems a paradox, but it is not!

Let’ start from this: freedom and liberty… are they the same? Is it only a pun? No, it is not. Freedom is the personal ability to make decisions by ourselves; liberty  is the right that has been given by law. Freedom (free+dom) determines your ability to make choices, but it is regulated by liberty (liber, that is a man legally free) whose aim is to guarantee that … Continua a leggere When freedom limits your liberty… which seems a paradox, but it is not!

Words lose their innocence as we do

Words lose their own innocence and we are the authors of this loss. Don’t complain ourselves! We are the makers of the world we are naming, we are the creators of our own defeat. Today, we assist as powerless to the too many injustices which are carrying us back to a time of history where people could neglect people disguising to be friends for betraying … Continua a leggere Words lose their innocence as we do

‘Brave New World’, when an hedonistic vision changes in a distopian depressing reality

When Aldous Huxley wrote ‘Brave New World’ he was particularly impressed by the assembly-line in Henry Ford’s industry. He realized that this vision of work and the relationship among the men it proposed could be an apparent solution to the many risks of unemployment, but he understood also the dangers of a society based on individualism and on the dream of an eternal happiness. The research … Continua a leggere ‘Brave New World’, when an hedonistic vision changes in a distopian depressing reality

‘God Help the Child’, and the adults too in order to remember to be adult

There are novels whose language tells the secret untold story between the lines. ‘God Help the Child’ is undoubtedly one of these. With her language clear and direct, Toni Morrison tells us about the unknown feelings of the protagonists, but also the never expressed ones of the readers. I t is not the kind of story you can read without being intimately overwhelmed because it … Continua a leggere ‘God Help the Child’, and the adults too in order to remember to be adult

Children

I can’t stop thinking about children. I can’t stop thinking about children’s stolen innocence. I can’t stop thinking about children’s questioning look. I ask myself if they understand we are denying them to live free, to know and experience their story. I ask myself to which point of resistance can we lead them before realizing we are destroying them, those we should love the most. … Continua a leggere Children

“Il racconto dell’isola sconosciuta”, a place alive

‘Il racconto dell’isola sconosciuta’ is a very short story (about 24 pages plus the maps) where you can find the world… your own world. Since the first lines José Saramago wants us to cope with real and unreal, the result is a surreal dream which becomes true. It seems an appeal not to look for banality, but to undertake a mysterious travel in search of … Continua a leggere “Il racconto dell’isola sconosciuta”, a place alive

‘Waiting for Godot’… but he will not arrive

‘Waiting for Godot’, a story from a past which is not too past and also too present. Is there anything more absurd than our times? Is there anything more absent than the trust of sense in our times? When Samuel Beckett wrote this two acts play he was surely not thinking about us, but reading or assisting to this play today seems we follow the … Continua a leggere ‘Waiting for Godot’… but he will not arrive

The silence of the lambs, a metaphor of the modern massified societies

The silence of the lambs (the innocent ones) is not only the title of a very beautiful movie, but the constant attitude of the innocents. It is a kind of silence which screams trying to be seen and heard but uselessly. It is not a silent silence, but one which consists of a painful solitude as a consequence of the guilty indifference of those who … Continua a leggere The silence of the lambs, a metaphor of the modern massified societies

“Non restare muti”: Alice Walker invites, we should not decline.

There are people tired to speak or hear about women, they are tired to listen to the problems of the many we don’t want to see or know but that, however exist. Fortunately, there are women who continue to speak and to show that breaking the chains of silence is possible and necessary  to build (or re-build) a society where each one could feel to … Continua a leggere “Non restare muti”: Alice Walker invites, we should not decline.