|Claudio hard at work on his organic farm|
Claudio gave Gianni and I a poem by Wendell Berry, called 'The Mad Farmer Liberation Front'. Here it is:
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
|At the dinner table of Claudio and Antonella, with family and friends|
|Claudio and Antonella in front of their shop|
|On the way to the center of Bassano|
|The gate of the historical center of Bassano del Grappa|
|The heart of historical Bassano del Grappa|
|One of my two hosts in the center of Bassano del Grappa, Amira, from Tunisia. The shirt was a gift from Claudio, who designed it. The haircut was a gift from Sabina, in Montecchio Precalcino.|