One hundred. A significant number. The participants in our initiative have reached three figures. And now it’s time to reflect, to look back, to absorb everything that the guests of The Art of Balance have offered on the virtual pages of our Journal. But before taking a step back, let’s close on a beautiful note. The beauty we are referring to is that of the younger generations, who, not surprisingly, conclude this one-year cycle of contributions. Their participation was special, and it couldn’t have be otherwise. The protagonists were the students of the Artistic High School “P. L. Nervi ” in Lentini: boys and girls who gave shape to a work that – in the spirit of the whole initiative – brought together different languages, responses and styles. Once again, a way to love differences, to build wealth with diversity, to raise hope for our future. To outline the time to come, they moved at the boundary between dream and reality, deciding to use a symbol that harmoniously gathered their various contributions: the dream catcher, which, like a tree, branches out and blossoms with the responses of all the participating students. As soon as the school’s logistical complexities given by the pandemic allow it, the dream catcher will actually be physically created.
The comment of Sebina Messina
Rebirth / Third Paradise ambassadress and teacher Sebina Messina has talked to us about the behind-the-scenes of the project: “The students thought about their future as a dream. Hence the idea of the dream catcher to symbolise the capturing of everyone’s dreams, desires and intentions. Once agreed on the concept, each of them chose one or more questions and set to work, with the objective of producing a text, a drawing or a picture to attach to the dream catcher, which we will eventually create physically. Unable to do so for the time being, we tried to communicate their thoughts through a video. The students really did everything: my colleagues and I only provided support and coordination. The video was entirely edited by a third grader who was adamant he wanted to do it. We were connected on Meet basically non-stop, but I must say that despite the inexperience they did a great job. For me, this is the added value of this work”.