Marco Marotto

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CONCLAVE 2013

Published March 31st, 2013

The history and especially "wikipedia" state that "in 1270 the people of Viterbo, tired to the indecision of the Cardinals, was locked up the cardinals in the great hall of the papal palace and they removed part of the roof, in order to place the Cardinals in conditions to decide as soon as possible who elect the new pontiff. "

Hence the term "cum clave", or "with key" implying the term closed.

As often happens, in a simple term often includes a complex concept.

A concept that has changed over time, which is appropriate and which may have lost the power and sacredness that it once had.

It has come to a show at all.

Every event, worthy of merit, ends up being marketed, tweeted, posted photographed sold.

The purpose of the news is not news, but the resulting benefits.

In the streets of Rome, you can buy the calendar of the newly elected Pope and next, the shirt of Francesco Totti, also for sale .... of course you know "there are two Francis in Rome now."

Come out of the headlines, proud ...

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THE SLEEPERS!

Published March 13th, 2013

Falling asleep, waiting for something new to arise.
Awaiting a society who will help them out.

Sometimes slumber becomes an escapade rather than a real need, but an escapade which sweeps pain, difficulties and struggles away.
With a backpack working as a pillow, a cardboard acting as a mattress and the world as home, they counter their daily existence living through expedients and hard earning what they need to stay afloat, having at times a carton of wine to drown their memories and a sunbeam to warm their souls as their sole consolation.
The world has become to them such an hectic place to live in, where everything is taken for granted, all has already been viewed, nothing triggers surprise anymore and where is easy to become invisible, alienated, non-existent and a mere part of the urban fabric.
While sleeping, perhaps, memories coming from a better past are brought to life, for a moment, the remote happiness comes back to surface, hope restarts lightening the heart, a heart which ...

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