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A Squirrel

Good morning, afternoon, evening, 

the special squirrel we are talking about is the one in a poem written by the Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet in 1948.

To Life

Life is not a joke/take it seriously/as the squirrel does, for example/without expecting anything/ from the outside or in the hereafter./You won't have to do anything else than living.//Life is not a joke./Take it seriously/but seriously to the point/that put against a wall, for example, hands tied/or inside a laboratory/ with a white coat and big glasses/you die so that men can live/men whose face you won't ever know/and you will die knowing/that nothing is more beautiful, more real than life.//Take it seriously/but seriously to the point/that when seventy, for example, you will plant olive trees/not because they have to be left to your children/but because you won't believe in death/even if fearing it/and life will weigh more on the scale.

We do believe this squirrel is quite wise.

Shall we imitate it and try to be as wise as it is?

That's why, undeservedly, attempting to find this wisdom somewhere, one day we met a squirrel while driving along a country road where we started writing about it. 

This book is aimed at promoting cultural issues, civil and human rights, through the NPO Eurocontact Plus Onlus we funded. At this stage, the book tries to support all its efforts, initiatives and projects, to spread bi/multilingualism as a lively common citizenship to share, and to encourage all possible forms of art underlying in young people, creating work for them.   

It is a collection of texts aimed at sharing meaningful feelings. We would be very pleased if you left your comments here.

If you want to help us and know more about our work, this book is for you to buy, as a donation to the NPO Eurocontact Plus ONLUS whose IBAN code is IT47 Z076 0113 9000 0101 9775 509; we will send it to your address, as soon as we receive your communication via email - see bottom of the page - with your address. If the coordinator of the website is your English teacher, you can ask her directly and you will have the book with a discount compared to the price it has on the Internet.

You can also donate your 5 per thousand on your tax return; the fiscal code is 92121150491. Useless to say that any donation to Eurocontact Plus ONLUS is very welcome and will be fruitful as an investment on the so many projects we are working on.

Let us know in case you want to know more and partecipate. 

It would be very nice of you reading the book and writing a comment about some texts you like.

 

Anna - Coordinator

Thanks to all five comments whatever the content is. Continue reading and writing, Anna

Source: as written on the cover  of the book

 

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