A New Day
Written by Luciano Barbera for Manner of Man Magazine.
Just woken up.
I see my mountains through the window. There’s still a lot of snow : springtime has yet to come.
“I’ll wear it, today” I speak out loud. My wife looks at me and smiles.
So I open the wardrobe and there She is: my latest jacket.
I pull out the wooden hanger: my left hand grabs the right sleeve and my fingers start moving. I absorb the sensations that smoothness can give: a perfect balance between wool, Kashmir and camel hair.
Then I wear it: so comfy …
I’m a little proud. I’ve always been. Lucky I can still count on Italian skills.
Moving out of my bedroom, my wife reminds me, laughing, that I’m wearing the jacket on my pyjama.
“I know” I say while opening the front door and taking a long and deep breath.
Then, my head turns slowly towards the roof of the factory. A thin trickle of smoke comes out from the tall chimney.
“A new day. Let’s move”
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