Looking within and listening to my inner voice, I wrote A Passo Leggero. First the column, on the summer pages of Corriere della Sera, then the book. Both were born from spontaneous encounters that, like seeds, gave fruits, allowing me to share experiences with more perspectives living with the body, mind and soul - in connection with the infinite vital energy that flows. I believe that the engine of the transformation towards a more harmonic and constructive society is empathy: if we activate it, our natural predisposition to feel reconciles us with the world and with ourselves. I wanted to anchor my convictions to scientific proof that we are all interconnected, and so I turned to Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti, who discovered the mirror neuron. Our interview/conversation is at the center of the book. To give my words an extra dimension, I asked Ramuntcho Matta, a sensitive and profound polyhedric artist, to interpret my stories. His drawings stimulate unconscious, intimate, and surprising reactions; breaking barriers and revealing new points of view. In this book, beginning and end are also conventions. Begin where you will and use the stride you prefer: running, tortoise, dancing, galloping, distracted or longer than the leg..
Tondo Come il Mondo explains in an easy and cheerful way the interconnection between all forms of life. Recycling is also circular. In the book, also available in bookstores, there are easy experiments that show how everything is interconnected. Information thus becomes action.
in 2019, Tondo Come il Mondo, celebrates its tenth birthday. Thanks to Fondazione Ambienta, Librì Progetti Educativi and teachers who care about the environment, the book is distributed every year for free to about 2,000 classes from 3rd to 5th grade elementary.
2009, Rizzoli – 2010, BUR
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