The woman who sees the souls

annibale By annibale, 28th May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/28m77qyi/
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Rina did not have a easy life: when she was one year old, she was affected by infantile paralysis in his right arm, and three years later the family went to France, Haute Savoie, because in Italy the father, who was a blacksmith, was not able to find a job.
He lived then Lallenge, a village near Thonon les Bains, where he attended elementary school

The woman who sees the souls


The woman who sees the souls


Mrs. Rina Vanin was born at Cismon in 1921 and now lives in a nursing home in Valstagna where I work as a doctor and where I met her.
I was immediately impressed with her eyes smiling and curious blacks and with her fundamentally good and optimistic character, despite everything.
Rina did not have a easy life: when she was one year old, she was affected by infantile paralysis in his right arm, and three years later the family went to France, Haute Savoie, because in Italy the father, who was a blacksmith, was not able to find a job.
He lived then Lallenge, a village near Thonon les Bains, where he attended elementary school. She remembers that period as the most beautiful of her life. She willingly attended schools, she had success in the study, so much so that the dean of the school had promised her a scholarship to realize her dream of becoming a teacher. Unfortunately things do not always go as they should and a sad day the mother of Rina became ill and after a short time she left Rina and her father. With the help of the priest of the country Rina was sent to a boarding school for further education.
Unfortunately, her father paid the tuition fee only for the first month and then did not come any more to see or hear Rina. Since then, Rina does not know anything about him. She just knows that he was a good father, that she loved and still loves, and despite she has tried to find him, with limited resources that could have a little girl of ten years, she has not found him any more.
Rina So, without any economic support was repatriated and sent to Cismon from an old aunt, who kept her with her for a month and then decided, since the child did not understand because he spoke only French, to ask for the hospitalization of Rina in the lunatic asylum of Vicenza. The girl who moreover had a right upper limb paralysis, for the shame kept it hunched in under the arm, furthermore, she did not speak and could not explain herself in a good Italian, so she was easily hospitalized to the asylum St. Felice Fortunato of Vicenza.
There, too, made herself useful by helping all the other patients and, as it may seem impossible, remember that time, in some respects, only in some respects, as the most beautiful of his life. Attended meetings, helped the nurses and doctors, drew and painted felt respected and accepted by all especially by the Director Mr. Nordera still remembers that as a true gentleman and a good person.
He remained at the asylum for three years, after which Mr. Nordera just said, Look-Rina you're not crazy, you do not have to be hospitalized, but the ones you were sent here .-
So they sent Rina Rosà where there was an institution for the disabled: there were feeble-minded, with Down syndrome and other people with various disabilities.
Here, too, Rina found the way to be helpful in many ways: assisting people in need, at the time of meals fed the less self-sufficient, helping with the cleaning. He felt also, for those poor people, a genuine sense of compassion and affection, and it was returned with interest.
It was here that he began to see the souls. Yes, because his friends when he died, she was always having to watch until the last breath, and just then began to realize that from their mouths like a breath exhaled, a sort of cloud of white steam that she thought she saw, or at least see fade into the ceiling of the room, after which she was sure that the life of this poor human being was finished. And sometimes wept alone in memory of those who had known him, he loved them and was very strongly reciprocated.

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Love, Soul, Soul Searching

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I am an Italian doctor, I like to write short novels and stories. I am 59 years old

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