06/03/2020

L’uomo allo specchio


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Paolo era un uomo dall’aspetto poco attraente: aveva i denti storti, gli occhi piccoli e un naso gigantesco. Nonostante ciò, pensava di essere l’uomo più bello del mondo.

Questa sua certezza era rovinata soltanto da una cosa: gli specchi. Questi terribili strumenti gli rimandavano la sua terribile immagine e si vedeva riflesso ovunque: davanti alle vetrine, mentre saliva in macchina, sui mezzi pubblici…

Decise quindi di andare a vivere in campagna, circondato solo dalla natura. Là non c’erano specchi, né case, né altre persone. Un giorno decise di bere l’acqua di un fiume che scorreva vicino a casa, ma mentre si chinava sull’acqua… eccolo di nuovo! Il suo riflesso. Senza scomporsi, però, fece dietrofront e se andrò, sempre convinto di essere l’uomo più bello del mondo.

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The man in the mirror

Paul was an unattractive looking man: he had crooked teeth, small eyes, and a gigantic nose. Despite this, he thought he was the most beautiful man in the world.

This certainty of his was only ruined by one thing, mirrors. These awful objects showed him how terrible he looked and he could see his reflection everywhere: in shop windows, while getting into the car, on public transport …

He, therefore, decided to go and live in the countryside, surrounded only by nature. There were no mirrors there, no houses, no people. One day he decided to drink water from a river that flowed near his house, but while he bent over the water … here it was again! His reflection. Without getting upset, however, he turned away and left, still convinced that he was the most beautiful man in the world.


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