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Armed gang

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Translated by Emilia Maiella A karst river of incandescent lava, here is my current state of mind. I am at the public park, walking with my mother’s dog, and I observe the world running slowly around me with the slowness of a pachyderm.…

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The doormat

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Translated by Emilia Maiella Old Alvaro’s bad mood, exhausted by senility, shows through when, getting home from a walking, he cleans his shoes in front of the door: if the doormat is not well aligned, it is certain that the atmosphere at Malacostas’ gets menacing.…

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Where is Happiness

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   I’m a quiet man. I’d happily stay in my neighbourhood meeting those three or four friends I still have, but this doesn’t mean I’m closed-off, on the contrary, I love to get out of my comfort zone, even if it doesn’t seem. I…

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Hypothesis: live without working

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Most people have a job which doesn’t satisfy them, although it allows them to live. So they have to find happiness or accomplishment in other directions. The cost of live-in leads us to live on the brink of serenity and work only serves…

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The Mask

      A gift for you: DEAR CUSTOMER   I’ve never been a big liar. The biggest lies I’ve told have been to myself. Deceit is like an unstable bed that, while affecting posture for some time, makes you survive and then with perseverance takes you to the physical drift. Many notice a façade,…

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Freedom

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Frankly, I belong to this society in spite of myself. It feels foreign to me, I ignore the direction taken and I do not understand its people, even if many say they do not understand me as well. We accept anything, showing off wisdom:…

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George Harrison, a gardener’s life

      The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   “I am a very humble person. I don’t want to stay in the music industry full time, because I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow. I don’t go to events or parties. I’m at home and look at the…

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The Banksy sign

The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   I go down the stairs. The lift is needed by the workers who are working on the condo drain and in the next two tenants are grilling the janitor, worried that the column is not tampered with. I peep into the mailbox, where deadlines and…

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That most excellent order of rock

  The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   Pack leader of a falsely soporific Liverpool where hundreds of bands exported the Mersey’s sound in addition to the stagnant mould in their cellars, the Beatles became kings of that London very chic by day and joyful by night, where a starving press was…

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On the stones, she founded a rock band

    The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you   November 1960. If the British government had not announced the end of compulsory conscription, the history of rock music would have had a different path. Many could not know it at that time, nothing had happened yet, but that announcement simultaneously united thousands…

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Enrico Mattioli