By: Pia Pera
Published by: Errata Naturae
Hardcover. 256 pages. 14 x 21.5 cm
One day, the writer discovers that an incurable disease takes her away little by little. Faced with the degradation of his body, gradually constrained to the immobility of a plant, the garden, that place where life germinates and where "resurrections" take place, becomes his refuge. As you contemplate it, you forge a new bond with nature and offer a thoughtful and moving reflection on the meaning of life. Without a doubt, the need for beauty is a part of us that persists, that does not succumb. Thus, bright, non-conformist and generous, Pia Pera dazzles us with an admirable, delicate and cultured book, but also simple, close and full of discoveries. The author listens and listens to herself, and tells what happens during her visits to the hospital, the thoughts that assail her at night, the passages (especially from Russian and English literature) that accompany and comfort her ... Forced by her disease to a continuous resistance, she does not stop feeling curiosity and tenderness for everything that surrounds her and that has always beautified her existence: not only the flowers and birds that populate her garden, but also the company of her dogs, her friends, books, gastronomy ... "Now everything is pure and simple beauty", he reveals. A book that, like very few, helps us understand the fascinating adventure of being in the world.