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¿Está mi mundo transformado?

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¿Está mi mundo transformado?

No estaré de acuerdo con la afirmación de que las nuevas tecnologías han transformado el mundo en una aldea global.

Solo aquellos que no conocen un poblado podrían haber creado esta metáfora.

Sí, no puedo entender cómo  han olvidado todas las bellezas existentes y cómo podrían haber sido reemplazadas por este término.

¿Dónde están en esa frase los prados verdes frescos de la hierba primaveral y los campos de maíz salpicados de amapolas rojas?

¿Dónde está el jardín de mi abuela con crisantemos y sus famosas rosas blancas?

¿Dónde está el camino polvoriento que sube por la colina hasta la iglesia de San Pedro?

¿Dónde está el cercano huerto de Loly con las mejores manzanas del mundo? ¿Dónde está?

Todo esto era el único gran mundo para mi abuelo Alessio, un valiente soldado de la Gran Guerra, que siempre comenzaba sus relatos con la misma introducción “Tres días marchamos desde nuestro cuartel al campo de batalla, e imagina, todavía estábamos en el mismo ¡imperio!”

He aquí, la marcha de tres días fue la medida de un vasto mundo, nunca desconocido y lleno de acontecimientos para el pobre abuelo.

¿Podemos ahora reemplazar este mundo de su país y su marcha como defensor de la patria por la sombría expresión “la aldea global”, sin cambiar nada en nuestras almas?

Is my world transformed?

I will fail to agree with the claim that new technologies have transformed the world into a global village.

Only those who do not know a village could have created this  metaphor.

Yes, I cannot understand how all the  existing beauties have been forgotten and how they could have been replaced with this  term.

Where in that sentence are the fresh green meadows of spring grass and the cornfields dotted with red poppy flowers?

Where is my grandmother’s garden with chrysanthemums and her famous white roses?

Where is the dusty road that leads up the hill to the church of Saint Peter?

Where is the nearby Loly orchard with the best apples in the world? Where is it?

All this was the one big world for my grandfather Alessio, a brave soldier of the Great War, who always began his stories with the same introduction “Three days we marched from our barracks to the battlefield, and imagine, we were still in the same empire!”

Behold, the three-day march was the measure of a vast world, never unknown and eventful to poor grandfather.

We can now replace this world of his country and his march as a defender of the homeland with the bleak expression “the global village”, without changing anything in our souls?

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