To most of you readers, these words may seem nonsensical, decontextualized, and meaningless. Unfortunately, this is not the ending of a fairy-tale love story, a poorly written adventure novel, or the new recording of a budding singer-songwriter. The story is the real and tangible one of a millennial married couple who separate under the pressure of a heavy, continuous, unexpected rain.
The two rock pinnacles that soar – or rather, towered – on Monte Plische (precisely, the Omo and the Dona), on the border between Veneto and Trentino, south of Rovereto in the municipality of Recoaro Terme (Vicenza, Italy), are for us locals a kind of symbol, an emblem considered immutable, a fixed star of the skyline of our mountains.
Yet, like everything in nature, unchanging it is not. So much so that today, at first light, after a week of thunderstorms and heavy rain in the area, the entire valley woke up without part of this symbol.
But how is this possible? The two pinnacles have always been there since living memory!
And if on the one hand, with a veiled – and not even too much – healthy parochialism, I am pleased to be able to introduce this technical-hydrogeological discussion starting from a fact of absolute territorial marginality, on the other hand, however, I perceive a sense of helplessness in the face of nature’s magnificence, which this time affects me directly.