It's him, it's him. The boy is born poor
As a shoeshine boy he walks the streets
A cleaner in a shop, that later became his

Ida, beautiful Ida
spouse and mother
to their five beautiful children
they went around the world, 
and danced until the sun came up

and finally, they passed through the tunnel of balloons,
a new shop, and new dreams

but he also cried, 
suddenly her heart stopped

starting over.
as the gondolier of the big boat
with friends, children and family he celebrated his 90th birthday

the oldest merchant in town, 
the citizen of the year

the father
the grandfather
the great grandfather

everyone's friend
 

'Placido' is a short graphic novel about my grandfather, a man who is a true inspiration to me.
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