Sunday, 27 March 2016

Pensieri

Ho incontrato una ragazza, pochi giorni fa.
Abbiamo chiacchierato e riso.

Di ritorno a casa mi sono ritrovato a pensare.
La tua bellezza l'ho vista o solo immaginata?
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Richard, una delle menti piu' brillanti che abbia mai conosciuto, professore di Fisica insignito di molti riconoscimenti internazionali, amico e supervisore ai tempi del dottorato, mi ha scritto per augurarmi, 'even though I know you are an unbeliever', buona Pasqua. E' solo anche lui, da qualche parte in Europa, appena arrivato, gia' in procinto di una nuova partenza.

Gli rispondo:

Dear Richard,
I am also happy to wish you a good Easter. You are right, I am not a believer, but I think that religion is more than 'believing'. You know, I have some kind of interest in etymology, and some time ago I read somewhere that among the various hypothesis about the etymology of 'religion' one specifically refers to the concept of 'bringing together' people.
As I am alone at home, here in ***, I think to those people that gather today around a table, and have a good time, and restore friendship and emotional connections - and I also think to the e-mail you wrote me, and to the one you'll read soon, which is the evolution, in the XXIst century, of a conversation around a table!

This all makes sense.
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