Hope: every ocean has a distant shore

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Sometimes I think I cannot hold out any longer. I cannot take this pace of work, and more importantly, I cannot handle this much suffering, this much pain. Many of my fellow doctors think I must have got used to it by now, that the postmortem must have become routine. That is how it is. Continue reading “Hope: every ocean has a distant shore”

EXILE: the beginning of a journey

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“Exile” is the painting that launched my journey through the theme of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Continue reading “EXILE: the beginning of a journey”

Jamil’s Dream

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Jamil’s dream

(Tales from the Mediterranean Sea)

December 20th. Jamil has just turned six. After reaching the beach and seeing the sea for the first time, Jamil is amazed by its beauty: the colors, the scent, the sound of the waves. And then he gets on that big boat. Big, yes, but always smaller, as it gets more and more crowded. Men, women, children. There are many children, and Jamil is happy: he will play with them during the trip. Amal, yumma, his mother, already explained to him that the journey is going to be long, and that he must behave well, just as she taught him.

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Il sogno di Jamil

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Il Sogno di Jamil

(Racconti dal Mar Mediterraneo)

Era il 20 dicembre e Jamil aveva da poco compiuto sei anni.

Quando erano arrivati sulla spiaggia e aveva visto per la prima volta il mare, Jamil era rimasto stupefatto per la sua bellezza: i colori il profumo, il suono delle onde. E poi era salito sulla grande barca. Gli era sembrata grande ma ora, così piena di gente, gli sembrava più piccola. Uomini, donne, bambini. C’ erano molti bambini e questo lo rese felice: avrebbe potuto giocare con loro, durante il viaggio.

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A Story of the Sea

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A Story of the Sea

(Tales from the Mediterranean Sea)

“I have always had a symbiotic relationship with the sea. For us who are born on the coast, it is so. The sea has always been an indisputable protagonist in our lives. It is the place where we joyously liberate ourselves from school by cutting class, the place where we spend the evening with friends.

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