gran destino

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I was raised by storytellers. Migrants clinging to their great pilgrimage after the war from Sicilian hillside village to a tiny council flat in grubby Clerkenwell. Gran destino, my nonna, my grandma, whispers, meaning great destiny, her ninety year old eyes gleam. When she really means clandestino, illegal immigrants, updated and mutated as her decades have passed.

gran destino is a small book made for my nonna, taking other traditional songs and rhymes she has collected and contorted over her decades as subtitles to stills from the Super 8 camera my nonno used to mark their early years. Blurry memories meet blurry memories.
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