(It Was) My Father's House
"La terra è bassa" ("the land is short"), says an old peasant proverb, which means that you have to bend down to work it and take care of it. I learned it from my father, born a sharecropper in a family of sharecroppers, just as I learned from him the immense dignity and the values of the peasant world.
“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it”. (Genesis, 2: 15)
The farmer who sows makes the greatest leap of faith. The earth rewards or condemns like an inflexible judge who never reveals the reasons for his judgment. And you really need to believe in the future to entrust a fragile seed to the forces of the wind, water and sun. (Fabrizio Caramagna)