Soon before the arrival of the Summer scientists ending Concordia's nine-month isolation, Antonio Litterio gives an impression of what he feels:
This time I chose the song Roberto Cacciapaglia's Ecstasy and Abyss to guide you through the breaks in my writing.
Today I started to fix the chest that is in my room. This feels like a rite that preludes the end of my experience. While I was working I lay down and started to think.
More than eleven months have passed since I had my first impression of Antarctic soil and since then I have lived nine months of complete isolation. I saw many seasons pass but for the first time in my life they were not marked by the changing colours of nature like leaves of a shimmering green painted by an important painter.
Credits: IPEV/PNRA-A. Litterio
The seasons passed by in monotony punctuated by changing light, the cold and changes in my spirit and body.
I went through the sunset season, a prelude to the more challenging season of darkness with a thousand and one dark and fascinating nights without light. They marked me deeply. The season of ...