The unseen colors of the 40's

As I was looking at a black and white picture I could neither see nor understand whether those real lively colors did exist at the exact moment the photograph was shot.

I realized only later, talking to my  relatives and  friends, that, although the lack of colors gave the photo a look of antique, these colors were remembered only by the people who were present at the moment the photo was taken.

Staring at the picture, the impossible love of a desperate sailor for the beautiful Eneride began to take shape, to be then consumed in a lifetime.

I could see in the traditions of a village, the Shipwrights that revealed to a few favorite the hidden soul of all their masterpieces.

The parallel story of Elpidio and Atanasio, the two leading characters who discover how important they are one for the other, comes out from the events taking place in that village deeply offended by constant bombing as well as by the effect of constant and ignorant gossip.

This is the story of the Shipwright and the Sailor.