Following in the spirit of last week’s Secret Language series… today’s post has something to do with secrets as well, and since it’s Sunday, I thought I’d also relax with an lovely children’s picture book that I found in a bookshop in Pescara.
What is it? I wish I knew.
Ask an Italian a difficult question, one of those one million dollar ones that are so tricky to find the right answer to, maybe a definition for something that you just can’t put your finger on, and they will reply:
E’ una parola!
Literally, this translates as “It’s a word” but what it actually means is: I wish I knew!
It’s also the name of a beautiful book by Arianna Papini, published in Italian by Kalandraka.