the first time your hands
brush one another
feel the warmth
and let yourself be swept away
Sitting on a bench in a park, a woman waits, immersed in nature and in her thoughts. Someone approaches and sits down next to her. Little by little, she lets herself be captured by the sweetness of the voice, by the scent of the hair, by the gaze that, even without being able to see it, she feels upon herself. Amazed, she feels the emotion growing inside her until it overwhelms her. Then their hands finally overcome all uncertainties and come close, touch, take each other...
To fall in love, you don't need to see someone with your eyes: there are other ways to recognize them, to see them with your heart. When you meet your true love, you recognize it from the scent, from the sound of the voice, the sweetness of the words, the rhythm of the breath. Love blossoms inside us and makes us bloom like spring does, it fills our body and mind with light, colours, fragrances. It opens up a whole world, a lively and wonderful world. It is a radical renewal to which we can only surrender, smiling. Like in a dream. Eyes closed.
Anna Paolini was born in Bologna, where she attended the Accademia di belle arti before specialising in book illustration at the Accademia Internazionale Comics.
Books published with #logosedizioni: S’alza il vento (2018), Matrioska (2019), Maria Sibylla Merian. The magic of the chrysalis (also available in Italian, 2019), Giovanna Garzoni. A gift of love (also available in Italian, 2019), Artemisia Gentileschi (2020), Rosso (2020) e Close your eyes (2020).
|Dimensions||cm 14,8 x 21,0|