My parents are school teachers. Both.
They do not go to the school center anymore because they are retired. But a teacher is a teacher until the last of his days. The Japanese people and their ikigai concept about this a lot.
Our house was always full of books. Above all, children’s books.
My father was responsible for the school library and he always brought home the new ones. The most ingenious books, those of the most extraordinary stories.
My father even created his own stories at night to put us to sleep. It made them so interesting and visual that our mother just came into the room asking for silence to that excited children.
My mum was the one who gave me my passion for cinema. She was instilled by her father. This comes from far.
He always listened to me talk enthusiastically about the movies I had seen and wanted to see. My first job, with 16 years, was in a movie theater in my city. Where I saw one and a thousand times the same single film that was scheduled weekly. I knew the shots, the phrases and the reactions of the audience by heart.
So stories are something that I have grown up with as a part of our day to day life. The doing of the ordinary, something extraordinary.
For me, everything starts with an “I’ll tell you one thing”. That’s where a story begins.
And this are the stories we like to tell at weddings.