– Sei italiana?
– No, no… I’m Brazilian.
– Really? I just thought… There are many Italians here in Malindi. The first ones came to work at the Space Centre and now we’re packed with Italian tourists. But… Are Brazilians Christians, like the Italians? Are you a Christian?
– Yes, most Brazilians are Christians. But I… I’m not religious.
– No? Don’t you believe in God?
– To tell you the truth… I don’t.
– I see… [pause] Then you’re free!