Sunday, August 02, 2009

The center of the world

Living here day by day, you think it's the center of the world. You believe nothing will ever change. Then you leave: a year, two years. When you come back, everything's changed. The thread's broken. What you came to find isn't there. What was yours is gone. You have to go away for a long time... many years... before you can come back and find your people. The land where you were born. But now, no. It's not possible. Right now you're blinder than I am.

Alfredo, in Nuovo cinema Paradiso

Someone told me that it takes ~4 weeks for the reintegrating back in your hometown, after being away for a longer time. It's a month now, and I still have my moments of doubt...