B e t w e e n   H e r e   a n d   T h e r e

A journey in a backdrop of social, political and cultural turmoil.

“I don’t know what a house is;

Is it a coat?

Or an umbrella if it rains?

I have filled it with bottles, rags,

Wooden ducks, curtains, fans,

It seems I never want to leave it!

Then it’s a cage

That imprisons whoever passes by,

Even a bird like you, dirty with snow.

But what we told each other

Is so light that it cannot be kept in.”

by Tonino Guerra,
translated from Italian.