Beautiful Game, Sweet Dreams
Sometimes, a soccer win is all that a troubled mind needs.
I celebrated S.S.C. Napoli’s Serie A title win – the first in 33 years – in the psychiatric ward, in the unreality of hearing the city go crazy "outside" while we — i.e. the crazy and their de facto guardians — were locked "inside."
The next morning, upon waking up:
“Clelia, you never sleep well … With all that noise and fireworks for the celebration, I’m sure you haven’t slept a wink!”
“Dottoré, no, not at all. I heard nothing, and actually I had some beautiful dreams.”
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Certain joys are the best medicine.
If only for one night, all is well with the world.
Thank you, Napoli!
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