In these times of pandemic and confinement, solidarity has been revealed as the best weapon in our society to face any difficulty, however hard it may be.
One of the ways to collaborate, through literature, may be to participate in the proposal of the Department of Culture of the Molina de Segura City Council, which invites all the interested citizens to write a collective work, the Traveling Novel.
The initiative is included in the #CulturaenCasa program, launched by the Department of Culture during the house confinement decreed by the state of alarm to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
From this council, those who wish to are invited to contribute 4 or 5 lines of their own harvest to a jointly written novel that is already underway.
Follow @Cultura_Molina with #NovelaViajera and join this collective novel as a writer.
So far, with the successive participation of five people, the novel begins like this:
"Feel at home so I can feel like mine."
It was the phrase I used to say to my guests when they got home.
They thought about it for a moment, smiled, and nodded.
It was a trick that almost always worked (without waiting for the wine to arrive with dinner), because even with close people, crossing the threshold of someone else's house is like entering an unknown temple.
But maybe that was what amazed me.
Enter that room and discover those little things that were part of his life.
The pictures, the plants and, stacked, a pile of books that hid a small photo album on the back, which in turn protected a vase full of orchids.
It was funny, but the best memories I have of that home are around another handful of memories.
Until in a photograph I found an image that was familiar to me, and I saw myself, in another time and space, with people I barely remembered, but who were part of another life of mine ... "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura