by Giorgio Salimeni

For several years I worked and photographed inside health residences for the elderly.

“Sogno” is a poem that Anna wrote for me, sitting in her bed, inside a nursing home in Sicily. It was 2015.

“SOGNO. And a thousand wings of butterflies hold me up above meadows of hovering flowers support me. they have a thousand colours and a thousand scents. but these flowers don’t last more than a day. they have a short life but butterflies suck the honey from the flowers, they are busy. even the red hibiscus don’t live more than a day. It’s spring and all the flowers make up both sunflowers and daisies. And their short lives.”

Anna Syracuse.