Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rifugio (Haven)

(2010) I littered the train tracks between Lucca and Rome with an endless stream of tears. I’m sure my fellow passengers thought that I was somewhat crazy, but I was too wrapped up in my sorrow to care.  All I … Continue reading

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E Allora? (And Now?)

(2010) Once again, I found myself sobbing over Skype to my mom.  Everything was a mass of confusion and pain.  I didn’t know what was happening between Mario and myself, but I could feel that we were heading down a … Continue reading

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Il Giorno Dopo (The Day After)

(2010) When I finally pushed send, I felt a huge release of emotion.  There was nothing else I could do but wait. It was another sleepless night.  I kept replaying over and over in my mind what had happened.  Each … Continue reading

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La Lettera (The Letter)

(2010) Caro Mario, Ti amo. Io so quello con tutta la mia anima.  Io odio la distanza che e’ cresciuta fra di noi e voglio fare del tutto per guarire ogni male che c’e. E’ importantissimo che tu capisci perche’ … Continue reading

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La Chiamata (The Call)

(2010) I was verging on hysteria when I entered into the house.  I was quickly overcome with regret for my actions. What if he hadn’t understood?  What if he thought I wanted it to be over?  I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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L’Anello (The Ring)

(2010) I took another long run that morning, followed by a long shower.  I was desperate to clear my head, but I was consumed by anger and fear.  I felt like I was hitting my head against a wall.  I … Continue reading

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Le Lacrime (Tears)

(2010) I soaked my pillow with my tears that night.  Though worried that I would tip off the Fiori’s to what was happening, I could not contain the fountain of emotions that were streaming from my eyes.  Anger, frustration, hurt, … Continue reading

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