chapter  268
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In Palermo, You Need a Sack This Big!—Palermu, un saccu tantu!

The bronze statue that stands in Piazza Bologni says, “In Palermo, youneed a sack this big!” The statue is holding its hand raised up to here,as if it were trying to warm it, and what it means is that to survive in Palermo you need a sack of money big enough to reach from the ground all the way up to this hand. Palermo is a place where money goes like water, and to be able to buy food and clothes there you need a purse with no drawstring.