After the accident, Julia said to Gaia one night, when they were alone at home, as it often happened, after the accident she said softly I alway choose what I fear, I choose what I do not want.
Gaia’s eyes widened.
I choose the place I do not know, the food I have not tasted, I choose the water even if I can barely swim, I choose the crowded campo even if I fear crowds and am confused by the noise. I will choose what I have not chosen before for the rest of my life.
Gaia said nothing but hugged her stronger than usual.