L’Offerta (The Offer)


If I had any lingering doubts that I had ruined everything (and yes, I admit, after the intense, and slightly awkward, conversation Mario and I had that Sunday, I mentally prepared myself for the possibility of no letter the next morning) Mario quickly dispelled them with one single line:

Per i voli che mi portano da te…

(For the flights that will bring me to you…)

Mario was offering to come visit.

It was couched in a lot of “maybe’s” and “possibly’s” but the idea that had been hinted at on Sunday was turning into a full-fledged possibility.  Mario had to see if he could work things out with his business, but since traditionally the entire country of Italy went on vacation in August, he thought that it just might be feasible.

A visit.

In August.

Just over two months away.

This was getting crazier by the day.


About ciaobellamiastory

What do you do with that magical moment when everything makes sense - when all the random choices, experiences and encounters come together, and you find that rare instant of clairty? Then what do you do when it all falls apart? About 12 years ago I decided to take an Italian 101 course. That seemingly random choice has forever altered the path of my life. My strange connection with the language, culture and people of Italy started with love and joy and culminated with unexpected loss, grief and despair. While previously I was content to follow this unpredictable path, today I seek to understand the reasons and lessons behind my journey. My journey towards understanding begins here.
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