Did your mother understand the strange things you were doing?

Mar 19, 13 Did your mother understand the strange things you were doing?
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The youth of the Damanhur Middle School interviewed Falco for Qui Damanhur Ragazzi, a self-produced journal made by the students themselves. Here is the first of a series of their questions and Falco’s answers. Enjoy!

Aurora (7th grade): When you were little, did your mother understand the strange things you were doing?

Falco: Absolutely not. In the book I wrote, Stories of an Alchemist, there is a dedication to my mother, “… so that you can now discover all the things that you could were not able to discover when I was little.” I gave this book to my mother, and she said, “Now I understand this and that …” She is a lot of fun, my mother, a very active person. She took care of me a lot as a child. Of course when I grew up, I couldn’t stand her taking care of me. Maybe it’s happened to you too … it’s called adolescence. Only after some time can we understand what our parents have done for us. You don’t get it right away, because your interests are going in another direction. You are growing, and it is a continuous exploration of the world. Parents are there, and it is fortunate that they are. They are a security, a reference point, but not so much. Even though later, at a different age, you realize how their attention, love and presence may have been crucial.

Have you ever done anything your mother didn’t know about or understand?

 

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