Monthly Archives: November 2012

Una Crepa (A Crack)

(2010) Many tears were shed that night.  I couldn’t understand what was happening.  It was if the Mario I loved had disappeared and a silent, stony man had come in his stead.  And that person had completely shut me out. … Continue reading

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La Sicillia (Sicily)

(2010) Mario’s father was waiting for us at the airport.  After a flurry of welcomes and introductions, we settled into the car and headed for Mario’s childhood home.  It was my first time in Sicily, but with the late hour … Continue reading

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La Confidenza (Confidence)

(2010) I slept fitfully that night, frustration over the day mixing with anxiety about our imminent departure for Mario’s home in Sicily making it impossible to fully relax.  I wanted to settle things between us before we joined his family … Continue reading

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Tanti Auguri (Happy Birthday)

(2010) Mario started our first week together trying to get into a routine.  Both of us would work during the morning (he at his business and me via my computer) and would eventually meet up for lunch.  The afternoons were … Continue reading

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Le Nerve (The Nerves)

(2010) As tired as I was, the jet lag state of my body meant that I was up bright and early.  Lying in bed in a futile attempt to go back to sleep, my mind started wandering over our first … Continue reading

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Primo Giorno (First Day)

(2010) The first day passed in a jet lag induced haze.  After lunch, we stopped by the church to set up some equipment for an afternoon activity.  Then, finally, it was time to head to Mario’s apartment.  I took a … Continue reading

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Piu’ Normale (More Normal)

(2010) I’m not sure how long I stayed wrapped in Mario’s arms, but with every second that passed, I could feel all the anxiety, nervousness, loneliness and frustration of the past few months slowly ebb away.  In return, a feeling … Continue reading

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