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Time to Cure
Last time

The time of the cure - the last time


It has now been two years of coexistence with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic and here and there various suggestions / encouragement to coexist with this virus emerge, a form from pandemic to endemic, such as flu or malaria, for less fortunate countries.

Likewise, reflections emerge on the need to behave less like beasts and to choose modus vivendi more worthy of a living being that respects the world that surrounds and nourishes it.

Several have resorted to the definition of "time of treatment" for the time that has come now: that of taking care of the other, certainly not only men, not only men from our own village, fearing anyone who knocks on the door and does not have an usual appearance . Taking care of and taking care of the world around us, of the Man who lives next to and far from us (a vocation that Doctors with Africa Como discovered in African lands and tries, at times desperately, to reproduce in that of Como, Varese, Olgiate, etc.).

Antonio Scurati, from the columns of Corriere della Sera, recently invited us to consider Humanity as an organism in a perennial and unstable balance between health and disease: a call, absolutely acceptable, to "cure" rather than "healing", a a reference therefore to something more pertinent to the Human, with an inherent loss of the undue sense of omnipotence.  

The time of treatment also brings to mind an intervention / article by Gabriella Caramore (for years curator of the "Men and Prophets" program of Radiotre), an article from about a year ago - an article to which I warmly refer to anyone who cares about the fate of those who there is next to us and not only, a reading certainly not short and even less to be faced fleetingly, but which can leave a significant trace in one's own experience, be it of joy, be it of pain, or of sharing. I summarize, transcribing, in a few words: to understand that it is not enough to think of the cure simply as the act of repairing a single fault, a drug that makes a symptom disappear, but rather as a radical orientation of thought, the need for a different way to be in the world (Gabriella Caramore).


Here you will find links to the articles mentioned:

Gabriella CARAMORE last

Antonio Scurati

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