I grew up in Southern Italy in a town called Taranto, which is currently coping with the consequences of an environmental disaster caused by the steel industry. The house I live in now is located in a fortunately not so environmentally sensitive area — it’s called “Valle Buia”, the Dark Valley. The sun never shines. While the snow on all the trees had melted, this tree was the only one left, untouched by sunlight.
featured in romka # 7, 2012