CHRONICLE OF THE CLEANING OF MARZAMEMI BEACH AND LETTER TO AN IDIOT
CHRONICLE OF THE CLEANING OF MARZAMEMI BEACH AND LETTER TO AN IDIOT
Photo Source: Gaetano Sciacca
On May 17, 2022, the students of the Erasmus "Think Green" project, organized by the association "Attiva-Mente" of Modica, together with the boys of "The Tree of Life" of Pachino, met to clean up the beach of Marzamemi, in the Spinazza district, collecting everything that does not exactly fall into the categories of shells, sand or algae.
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Armed with bags and gloves, they then beat every square meter of public beach, filling numerous bags with all kinds of waste (it seems evident that bathers have erroneous beliefs about the biodegradable properties of glass and plastic). Gaetano and I, as companions, crashed into the pleasant collection activity and, between a broken sink pipe and an empty bottle of discount beer, from time to time we took the opportunity to take some photos (him) and enjoy ourselves in strokes in a more than free style among the waves of the sea (me).
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Everything seemed to go as smoothly as oil, with the sun laughing on the nape of the neck, selfies galore and an improvised young bull with a beach volleyball (by the way, Odysseas, sorry for the stomp...), when Gaetano meets a character from Gallic-Citerioric accent, probable seaside entrepreneur (certainly successful), who sarcastically chuckles at the presence of young Ukrainians intent on cleaning the same beach on which he will then make money with his deckchairs and umbrellas, stating that he does not talk about "these things "(but what things?)
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In times of "military special operations" it is not difficult to understand what he was referring to. And it's terribly sad. Dear entrepreneur "friend", said the good Wittgenstein (no, he is not an Austrian footballer and has never played in AC Milan...) that what we cannot talk about is better to be silent. So you do well not to talk (inappropriately) of "these things". Text by Antonino Rampulla
Translation by my dear friend Google Translator (because Gaetano works today...)
Text Source: Antonino Rampulla
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