A brief thought to strengthen in us
the warmth of our friendship,
shared many years together.
Emerges in us the power of your presence,
very discreet and careful,
who always knew to get the right word,
the right way and at the right time.
Emerges in us the power of your lightness,
which burgeoned from thoughts and deep reflection,
of a cultural depth, authentically human.
Emerges in us the power of your passion,
thanks to which we shared moments full of enthusiasm,
managing to overcome great difficulties and some very difficult times.
You are, and will be for me, for all of us, living testimony,
made of the force that pushes you to never give up,
which brings you to continue with the eyes looking straight ahead,
free from any compromise.
These forces will always be our traveling companions,
as will your light irony,
your smile and your simplicity.
In recent years, in these last days,
we shared moments of strong emotion,
but we were always greeted with a smile.
Take us with you, you will always be with us.