Michele De Lucchi
Loro che sono l'oro
“They are so indispensable and so present in everything we see and everything we have and do that it is actually no longer necessary to name them. But it is precisely because of this total continuous presence that we tend not to pay attention and forget how irreplaceable they are. So, this little story is not meant to fool anyone, and I hope it doesn't offend anyone. Its only goal is to bring them back to our minds so that we do not forget their beauty and value. Luckily, a lot of books have come out right now that talk about them and that has helped me a lot. To tell you the truth, I also drew from them, because many of the things that are reported here, before I started writing them, I just didn't know them. So, I made a list of books, which is published at the end of the story, which will be of help to all those who want to know more. That's them. It's not hard to tell who they are. From the very first pages you can guess who they are, and they are the protagonists of the story. Likewise, their name never appears, not even once, not even to confirm that they are indeed what we are talking about." Michele De Lucchi
In this illustrated novel Michele De Lucchi tells the story of those who put down roots in this world centuries ago, and since then silently watch us move, almost making us forget their presence. Almost making us forget what we should always keep in mind: they really are our gold.