In many countries today is the day to thank. What each of us will thank and how much is an individual decision. What we have to thank is often very relative. What seems to be a small thing to someone, it is immense to others.
The photo shows a monument surrounded by scaffolding, obviously being restored. The eye deceives even looking live and what you see there planted in the middle of the park is a photo on natural size, hiding what is being restored out of the sight of the passers-by. Magic? Ideology? The chiaroscuro of reality that shows up more on what it hides.
It is like that with what we have to thank. It is not always obvious, visible, beautiful and good. And to see beyond what the reality shows is a difficult exercise, sore up. It is not easy to see what most people do not. The story created, the photography hiding the ruin, it seduces and calm down, while the real can hurt or shock.
If today I had to pick something to thank, I choose to thank for the life of the one who taught me to see beyond appearance. Who showed me that things contains within itself its own negation. And it does not point opposite sides, truths or lies, beautiful and ugly. Understanding this double aspect of all things is to recognize the movement, the complexity.
Today I read and saw many people thanking for Il Volo, for the lives of these three young men who touched different people, each one on a different way. And I realized that each one thanked for a different Il Volo, according with the image, the impression and the recreation each one made for themselves of Ignazio, Gianluca and Piero. My hope is that they can live free and happy in the midst of these many personifications we created, understanding the role they have in many lives, fulfilling empty spaces, the life support that they are. And that in all these things they can save each one his essence, in the purity of all its perfect imperfection.
* the photo is from Parque Farroupilha, Porto Alegre and the poem is to my dear teacher who passed away this week.
Em português (original):Em muitos países hoje é o dia de agradecer. O que cada um vai agradecer e em que medida é uma decisão individual. E o que se tem a agradecer é, muitas vezes, muito relativo. O que parece pouco para uns, é imenso para outros. Continue reading