Listening Cities (part 1)

Listening Cities (part 1)

…Yesterday I was getting around my city in search of meaning…

Something inside of mine told me that the meaning was already there, I just had to see it.

First I met a blind man: this was the first sign: I can see, I must see.

Secondly I did open random the book I had in my bag at page 87, and I read:

“Combining segments of the various routes, elevated or on ground level, each inhabitant can enjoy every day the pleasure of a new itinerary to reach the same places.”

Italo Calvino was describing the city of Smeraldinia as a city which appears different every single day and depending on who admire its streets’ beauty.

Then I’ve tried to change my route.

And so it happened, few metres away from my usual tube stop I finally see the plaque on the house where Filippo Tommaso Marinetti founded his magazine POESIA.

The writings says:

Poesia Marinetti, credits Sisio@

This was a clear sign, and it was already there, but if I did not change my route I would not find it.

To the braveness of changing your old path for a new one…

You know what you leave, but you never know what you’ll find!

You can read the full description of Esmeralda here. But I do recommend, if you can, to read original Italian version of Smeraldina here, and then go to try your new route!

….And remember:

Mind the signs!

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  1. Elisa Da Rin Puppel 19 luglio 2012 at 00:15

    ..in an early end of July,
    at the beginning of the Summer…

    Buona Estate!

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