my personal list of desiderata for the new year is like a composition made of many different colours. and for every colour, i have one wish:
- yellow. i would like to see the discovery of a vaccine against malaria;
- green. i would like to see the 2008 nobel peace price given to somebody that really deserve it;
- red. i would like to see one (any-one, no matter who) italian politician saying “sorry” (they know for what);
- orange. i would like to hear the muezzin singing in florence, and bells ringing in rabat;
- purple. in 2008 i would like to see women celebrating catholic messes;
- black. i would like to see an african politician give up power without hundreds of innocent deaths;
- white. in 2008 i would like to see the snow at least once;
- blue. i would like pietro to like “if“.
sounds like next december i am going to be frustrated, uh?