Notte d’inverno

One winter night, while I was sleeping, I heard noises and woke up: I saw a cat standing on two legs, tall, wearing women’s clothes. He smiled. He took steps towards me; I hid under the covers of fear, I felt him closer and closer … I took courage, looked with one eye and saw that it was gone. I thought of the words my mother once said to me: “If the baptism godmother does not recite the Creed well, the child will see the Wish”. In fact my grandmother, godmother to my baptism, the Creed did not know! So it was that I, at the age of 8, saw the House Wish.

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