for the coral.
Anyone setting himself other obectives is fully entitled to do so but maybe he should ask
himself if his personal ambitions are compatible with the product he is dealing with and
with the broad interest of the category he belongs to. It's wrong to think only of one's
||Obviously, not everyone will
like these words, but they do reveal the great love for coral of a man who claims to have
been born and raised on coral - both in a metaphorical and literal sense.
He remembers that when he was small, the workshop spread into their home: the kitchen was
cluttered with dishes full of worked coral, baskets with pieces of rough coral were pushed
under the beds.
"I cold smell the coral even when I was sleeping" , he recounts.
|"When we used to do the
polishing, would put the coral to dry in front of my bed and in the morning I was afraid I
would tread on it. Then, in the evening, I would listen to grandfather Basilio, an
illiterate, dictating business letters to my mother". Basilio, the nephew of th
illiterate Basilio, has written a book on coral which has been translated into three
languages and printed in three editions. The big stock he dreamed of when they used to put
the polished coral at the foot of his bed is full of that Sciacca coral so obsessively
mentioned by his grand father during his evening dictation.
And the firm of Basilio Liverino is one hundred years old.