Memories, Reflections

Quando il mondo dell’infanzia era in bianco e nero

Ho vissuto la mia infanzia nei primi anni sessanta ed ero un'avida lettrice, ma quello che ricordo delle mie letture era la ricerca del colore. Il panorama letterario infantile che mi si presentava, prevalentemente autarchico, era poco illustrato o illustrato malissimo, perché oltre ad evitare il costo della stampa a colori (si illustrava in bianco… Continue reading Quando il mondo dell’infanzia era in bianco e nero

Zisa tales

Ruggero e l’opera dei pupi

I pranzi della domenica dalla nonna sono attesi da Zisa con grande trepidazione, prima di tutto per il timballo di anelletti e poi perché è bello stare insieme, con la nonnina sempre sorridente che dice cose spiritose. Si tratta della bisnonna Giovannina, che è la mamma della nonna. L’altro giorno, per esempio, Zisa aveva interrotto… Continue reading Ruggero e l’opera dei pupi

Famous Dolls stories

Sasha dolls

Sasha Dolls arrived in Italy in the eighties, only in Galt Toys chain shops. Then, I realized that they were dolls that I would have loved as a child. It was too late for me so I bought one of them for my youngest daughter, hoping in vain the Sasha's could become her favorite doll, but it… Continue reading Sasha dolls

Memories

Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

The desire to create humanoids: replicants, avatars, dolls, puppets or robots, is as old as the history of civilizations. Moreover, the human body has been used as a geometric parameter, for artistic or architectural canons. Human beings cannot do without their appearance even when it comes to imagining monsters or aliens: eventually, they add a… Continue reading Looking for a girl who was eight in 1965

Zisa tales

A day on the beach

A day on the beach The school is over and finally we go to the beach! Zisa has all the necessary equipment in front of her: a beach bag, two swimsuits, a terry towel, a bucket, a scoop, a rake, sand molds, a sieve, clogs, a fishing net, a diving mask and a pair of… Continue reading A day on the beach