The Little Match Girl
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It was the first day of the year
In a very cold place
There was a little girl who sold matches
In a place where it was freezing cold
There was an absent little girl
Because in her mind
She traveled somewhere else
And wanted to stay there.
“The Little Match Seller” (based on the tale by Hans Christian Andersen) proposes a reflexion on social alienation and explores the idea of a simple and playful comfort, metamorphosing the daily sense of happiness protection and comfort. The little girl starts to liberate her self from a sad reality fantasizing pleasant and surreal moments as only alternative to the maximum exponent of suffering and loneliness.