The young man and the old man and the Sea

Marcello alter Mann 23_07_14

In a summer of thousand Julys, 2014. The red flag waved, swimming strictly prohibited. No one is in the water, except for an old man. The waves go over him, he’s gone, he’s back, gone, back etc…. Marcello, rescue swimmer from Calypso Art Hotel Paestum calls to him. No response, he is gone, back, gone etc… The lifeguard from the neighboring beach calls him, Marcello takes the whistle. Response? No. And the sea is alone. With a life ring on a line Marcello heads off. The missing man shows up, starts to walk out. Which elderly man would like to be rescued by a young man, it thinks in me.

Foto: Eva Gossling, Paestum