Monthly Archives: October 2012

La Partenza (The Departure)

(2010) The trip to the airport was a silent one.  We traveled hand in hand, lost in our individual thoughts.  As I replayed Mario’s visit in my mind, I couldn’t believe how much had transpired – and how many things … Continue reading

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Non Ci Credo (Disbelief)

(2010) When I woke up the next morning, all I could do was stare at my left hand.  Even with the ring on my finger, I still couldn’t believe it. Married. I was getting married. I was still lying there … Continue reading

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Dopo (After)

(2010) The next few hours passed in a daze.  First we had to call my dad.  Mario knew that the custom of “asking the father’s permission” was important to me.  However, since he needed me to serve as translator, he … Continue reading

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Bella Mia (My Beautiful)

(2010) As I slowly sat down on my bed, my eyes widened in shock.  Wasn’t that it?  Mario’s declaration of love had been enough to send me into euphoria.  Surely this was all he had planned. Once I was securely … Continue reading

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Respira (Breathe)

(2010) After releasing Mario from the necessity of proposing before he left, the final few days suddenly became much more intriguing.  What would he decide?  Would he still decide to do it now?  Or would he wait?  It made sense … Continue reading

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Il Momento Giusto (The Right Moment)

(2010) Once the ring was ordered, the feeling of calm prevailed.  We went through the next few days as normal.  Sightseeing.  Cooking together.  Purse shopping (we did eventually find the perfect one).  Spending every possible second together. And discussing the … Continue reading

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Sei Pronta? (Are You Ready?)

(2010) That question lingered through the evening and into the next day.  So much had happened since that fateful spring morning in Pisa.  The months of conversation had opened up our souls to each other and the past few weeks … Continue reading

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