Berlin, Neues Museum, early afternoon. On the upper floor there is a 32.000 years old stone carving depicting a woman called the Venus of Berlin. She was abundant in her shape rounded as waves. She represent life, fertility, a guarantee to the never ending change of the seasons. She was carved when men look at women as the source of the life, the creation, a time when god was female and mostly naked.
I walk out the museum thinking about a calendar of 32.000 of years, about my age, about men and women, about my sudden desire of coffee when I stop. A poster hangs on the wall. It promotes the exposition of the photographer Mario Testino. It is titled “In your face”. I look long at the woman of the poster comparing the modern and the ancient. It has a curious hilarious effect on my mind: such a different perception of women we have now! I am surprised, it is January and the Sun remembers the existence of Berlin.