When the Shadows Lengthen
Quando si allungano le ombre
“Do you hear the silence?
Silence makes noise…
and among the advancing shadows,
silence is in the longest wait.”
An incredibly delicate colour palette brings us back to the warmth and atmosphere of sunset on a hot summer’s day. Written and illustrated by Giulia Vetri, When the Shadows Lengthen is a book that reminds us of the importance of contemplating silence and the art of waiting.
Starting with a poem written by the author on a long summer day spent at her grandmother’s house in the Italian countryside, this book details the many moments that mark the arrival of evening inside and outside the walls of a house surrounded by hills, trees, and rivers. Something happens on every page, and yet every action, every gesture, speaks above all of the silence that surrounds everything, in the tranquillity of sunset and as the shadows lengthen.