: Kittens and Kids One early June morning, I walked down the stairs of my house to learn that one of our cat’s ﬁve-week-old kittens had died. My three-year-old daugh- ter Yasmin came down and for some time looked silently at the dead kitten on the carpet. E adesso che facciamo? (“And what shall we do now?”), she asked me. It was at that moment that I understood the powerful impact of culture on our attitudes and emotions with regard to so-called “natural” phenomena as birth and death. My child wanted to know how to deal with death and only started to cry when I told her that it was a sad thing to lose a kitten, or even people through death, although it belonged to life. Basically, this work tries to explore some answers to the question of how meaning is given not to death but to childbirth. That is to say, in relation to childbirth it deals with my daughter’s question: E adesso che facciamo?
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