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La gioia avvenire – The joy to come is a book in the Monica series 🙂
The title is a tribute to Franco Fortini‘s poem.
Joy indeed has many facets.
How would you describe it?
When you think of joy do you think of something to come?
I am afraid I tend toward the past rather than the future.
But the book written by Stella Poli is not about joy.
The sentence that struck me most is this
giving pain recognition.
I believe that these few words bring a universe of meanings as well as the first step for being able to think about future.
After all, Stella Poli, University researcher in Pavia, has an extreme control on words.
I could perhaps say that the connection with coffee is also painful:
One of the first stories I wrote risked my life. A high school classmate of mine had killed himself, lying on the tracks, at night, in the suburbs: I was living in Milan, alone, in an attic in Wagner that I couldn’t afford but kept, watering plants, reading books that weren’t mine. I had set up a coffee and started writing almost as an exorcism, to try not to think about it all the time. I wrote three pages without taking a breath, nothing takes me out of time like writing. When I went back to the kitchen, everything was cloudy with gas, the coffee overflowed, the coffee pot exploded. I opene d the windows, thinking about asking someone help.
Is it a sign? Perhaps it is.
About the book La gioia avvenire – The joy to come published by Mondadori so far I haven’t told you much, I’ll maybe let her tell you about it directly
And I don’t even want to tell you much about the pain.
As in the final sentence of the poem:
March hedges like shining truths.
Has this March that has just ended brought you any form of joy?
That is what I hope you will tell me.
Translation of the poem The joy to come by Luisa Zambrotta here.
I suggest you to viisit her blog Words Music and Stories
I believe that joy is always within us, even when we think it is gone.
Oh Val this thought of yours is so special and deep. You really are a wonderful soul ❤️