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One Nobody and Facebook

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you I know people who have deleted themselves from Facebook and are still alive! It’s just a joke, but it expresses the wonder of the world which continues beyond social media. Sometimes, the most obvious things seem out of reach.   At the bottom of everything,…

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We’ll miss you to death: funeral on television

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   In the sea of format Lack of creativity. Very bad ideas. Common sense which can’t be found. Every type of reality is broadcast on television. In a little time we will also watch funerals. Everything will be perfect. Testimonies of childhood and adolescent friendships. The…

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Write a book and make a book

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you Differences There’s a difference between writing a book and making a book, as reported by a witty post by Susanna Casale in which she talks about the book of the artist. An object must communicate with all its parts, i.e. forms, material used, color, layout. The…

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How to become a real alien

    A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   Sunday. Free roads and cyclists masters of the asphalt. There’s no traffic of cars, fumes, chaos. This is an unconscious addiction, like when you’re on vacation. You go out. Shops are closed and you feel uncomfortable because you have made the habit of free openings and…

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Americas between dreams, agreements, legends

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you White men Anyone, despite theirselves, is soaked with America. We are western oriented by lineage, tied to the star-spangled flag by inviolable agreements. We belong, for reasons that we did not choose, to the Yankee area. We are, whether we like it or not, the white…

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Big Brother

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Tired days in July. The holidays still far. The instability of time. The shutters of many shops have been replaced by residential doors. The evictees have profited from the bankruptcy of the shops and now they live in them. A girl shakes off…

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Living with no money

  A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER     It’s half past nine a.m.. I am back from my early morning rounds. I stopped in front of the senior centre, watching the expressions of those retired people engaged in outdoor games. Bowls, cards, morra. By now they will have already gone back inside to shelter…

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Letters from the Johnny’s pub – Sgt. Pepper

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   The things I possess are all imaginary, but today I cannot even grasp one. It’s just like when you break the clutch of your bike and you cannot change the gears. A day of boredom, I’m sitting in front of the television and I…

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Letters from the Johnny’s pub – Keith Richards

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   I have many things, but they are imaginary, except music. Every action of my day is influenced by rock and roll, even painting the walls of a kitchen, then there is beer to soothe the low blows and raise the spirit’s volume up. It’s…

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Mister Vacca and Pinocchia – Illness

  A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   – What a boring day, Mister Vacca! – So what? – Few customers, few deals: at this rate, the proceeds collapse! – So what? – Don’t you care about job security? Then let’s see what will you do if the store closes… – I don’t see what…

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Enrico Mattioli