“What ever be the faith that they practise,
all poets as such,
The famous song Acquarello by the Brazilian songwriter Toquinho goes as follows:
“ On a piece of paper you can see who travels in a train… they’re three good friends who eat and talk softly… from one America to the other, it’s a joke, a second is needed… you only need to make a nice circle and here you have the whole world…”
This relates to the atmosphere during the meeting for the work and research project.
Whilst from the outside world an abundance of dramatic headlines flooded in regarding ideological interethnic conflicts, ‘of civilization’, as someone claims, on a roman terrace the authors of this introduction met for dinner during a summer evening: there was an atmosphere of peace, that of exchange and curiosity for the thoughts of others.
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