Cigarettes, love and smiles: the last act of Mario Pupella

“So bold, so beautiful, so stubborn, so free, so imperfect and so perfect. My father. I love you above all things, have a good trip dad. Don’t over-smoke heaven with your cigarettes.” So writes Lavinia, daughter in love and beloved of Mario Pupella who greets us with his last act, leaving us in pain. Similar words can be traced in the Facebook profile and in the thoughts of Daniela, a much loved and in love daughter and of all her children, there are Alessandro, Marco, Massimo, and the family members. And the word ‘love’ can be read everywhere, in social media tributes, to which we perhaps give a common meaning, as we spread it in our days. But it’s moments like these that you understand how much it’s at the root of everything.