Do you agree?
Indolent cars, shining with warm vernal sunlight, are circulating through the streets of Punditown, an extremely important centre for culture, inhabited by critics and experts of every kind, who are highly-esteemed by the entire population of our Earth. It’s worth noticing that such a “well-educated” urban conglomerate lies at the foot of a magnificent acropolis, where another small temple is ready, today: indeed a tireless gang of workmen have built and whitewashed it in just one month, with the help of efficient machinery. Finally a team of artists have decorated it and now, while some items of ornamentation are being touched up, the architect is meditatively gazing at his creation and in particular at its façade which, having been especially conceived to symbolize exactly how the style of poets has to be and what texts in verse have to convey, is provided with two mighty columns whose word-shaped shafts, respectively depicting the puns “Wor(l)d” and “heArt”, sustain a tympanum frescoed with an imaginary view of a mythical, ideal spot: Mount Parnassus towering over a bucolic landscape.
But let’s go back to the architect. After a rather long time spent contemplating thoughtfully the building’s front, he, who is in fact an outstanding literary scholar freelancing with a leading newspaper, will be struck by a sudden inspiration. «I’ll ask them…» –he’ll murmur– «It’s the best solution!». Then he will at last remember the pocket-camera hanging from his neck and, as soon as he has focused the lens on the painting and the columns, he’ll certainly say to himself, just an instant before pressing the shoot button: «Yes, at the beginning of my article I’ll write: “Dear readers, imagine you have to choose a good title for the picture at the side. ‘Place on words’ might be the most suitable, in my opinion. Do you agree?”».