Come se fosse

Come se fosse

I met Roberta many years ago through friends of friends. In September 2015 I knew she had a cancer in an advanced stage and I decided to contribute to her struggle taking pictures of her difficult journey. Her answer to my proposal was immediate, enthusiastic and even amused.
Talking to Roberta put me in a condition where facing my emotions became urgent and inevitable. Representing the indissoluble bond of life and death without falling into banal stereotypes is an arduous and continuous challenge. And it is similarly arduous attempting to catch flashes of vitality in the pain and suffering of body and mind.
Life in death, death in life.
Meeting Roberta inevitably raises the question on the sense of life and become for me an inner dialog with the unpredictability and precariousness of existence. It is a deep emotional comparison with the fear of loss and nothingness, feelings that I know well and a sort of personal training to the acceptance of death. It is not easy accepting death as a part of life and similarly it is not easy to accept the Roberta’s journey has come to an end, it is time to go.

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3 years ago
de'Nobili Artist, Photographer
Grazie! Mi fa piacere che ti sei giunto il messaggio che volevo trasmettere.
Maristella  Angeli
3 years ago
Maristella Angeli Premium Painter, Artist
Ha vinto la vita al di là della morte: Roberta è qui con noi.

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