The Cristallo group mirrored in Lake Landro, South Tyrol, Italy



             We are all the others.


             Each of us.


             All we are or attain in life

             is also due to all the others.


             Everybody—alone—is nobody.


             We are the success and the failure

             of everybody else,

             we are the joy and the sorrow

             of everybody else.


             We are the result—

             besides of ourselves—

             of everybody else’s life.


             In each of us all the others are mirrored.


             Each of us is the sum of all the others.


             Each of us—

             without exception.


             Without anybody

             being witness to us

             we’d be nobody.


             And we’d be nothing.




               First published in Arabesques (Algeria)