“A different Christmas” by Mimmo Mòllica, a nursery rhyme for you who are “different”, is an exhortation to live the Christmas 2020, marked with pandemic which imposes restrictions and prohibitions. The same institutional communications have defined this Christmas as “different”, so much so as to give rise to an “etymological” debate on the diversity that awaits us: will it be better or worse, will it be sad, will it be a distant Christmas?
Yet there is a song that can meet us in the matter:
“At least you in the universe”, great success by Mia Martini, a song written by Bruno Lauzi and Maurizio Fabrizio in 1972: You, you who are different / at least you in the universe …
We could define it the song of human inconsistencies, but even more of diversity: an exemplary song in all respects, in which the “different that is in us” stands out, if by this we mean “a sun that shines only for me / like a diamond in the middle of the heart.
You who will always be sincere, and who will truly love me more, more, more “.
You, you who are “different”, that is, better!
(nursery rhyme for you who are different)
A different Christmas,
upwind and reverse?
But other than what,
from a festive thing?
It will mean better,
will it mean worse?
Maybe not usual,
a different Christmas,
and maybe special,
even if more spartan,
a Christmas with yours,
warm if you can.
And wanting at Christmas
you can have a special party,
a really different thing,
the opportunity is certainly not lost,
because it’s good to know,
we feel different.
At Christmas I would like people
felt different the urgent
and exchanged even for an instant
what is “urgent”
with what is “important”.
We all want a different world,
with the wind going in reverse,
and therefore I believe the change
it shouldn’t cause dismay.
A “different” Christmas
it will not be wasted time,
but a Christmas with panache
that is, “in my own way”,
with friends or just yours,
a special Christmas if you want:
a “different” Christmas depends on us.
Mimmo Mòllica ©