At the end of a warm, sun-kissed summer, in the month of September (6 September 1978), Paolo and Tiziana encountered the Black Moon for the very first time. A particular eclipse, which takes place once every 32 months in the celestial cosmos but has been frightening civilisations since time began.
As often happened in that carefree period, they were going for a stroll with their grandfather Guglielmo, over the lush hills of our land. The air had become crisper, but was still full of the scented reverberations which result when the lymph of life crosses lush nature.
The cosmic phenomenon terrified them, making them feel as if the darkness had swallowed their dear friend Moon. Their amazement, mixed with the fear of the unknown, immediately appeared upon their innocent faces. Their grandfather immediately understood how they were feeling and with a reassuring smile, invited them to sit down under a large oak tree a few metres away. In silence, with a wise, calm demeanour, he lit a small bonfire and sat down between Paolo and Tiziana, holding them both as tightly as can be in a warm, loving embrace, sweet but strong, gentle but at the same time protective. The kind that only true, pure love can provide.