Tag Archives: Jobs

Condividendo (Sharing)

(2010) For those first few moments, all I could do is stand there, staring at the escalator that had removed him from my sight.  Finally, slowly, I turned around and walked towards the exit. I could sense the sadness starting … Continue reading

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Gli Occhi Aperti (Open Eyes)

(2010) The next big test in our developing relationship came the following week: our first road trip.  A chance for Mario to see some more of America, and a chance to see if we could travel together – and spend … Continue reading

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L’Arrivo (The Arrival)

(2010) It was a Wednesday.  Mario was supposed to arrive at Dulles Airport a little after 8pm. Which was perfect.  I would stay busy by putting in a full day’s work, have just enough time to get home, eat, make … Continue reading

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Quaranta Giorni (Forty Days)

(2010) Mario would arrive in 40 days.  The slowest 40 days of my life. Now that the ticket had been purchased and “ti voglio bene” had been expressed, everything shifted.  While neither of us was exactly sure how the visit … Continue reading

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Il Giorno Lunghissimo (The Very Long Day)

(2010) At first I thought I might still be dreaming.  In a month’s time, not a single day had passed where I hadn’t heard from Mario.  Some days I heard more than once.  And yesterday we had had that great … Continue reading

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La Risposta (The Response)

(2010) In his letter, Mario peppered me with questions.  Curious about my live in DC, my family, my work, answering every inquiry took a lengthy letter in return. And so it began. Every morning when I woke up, I would … Continue reading

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La Curiosita’ (Curiosity)

(2010) The day at work was total chaos. The welcome backs, good-natured ribbing over my extended vacation and bestowal of presents (i.e. some fabulous European chocolate) were quickly put aside as I plunged into a non-stop schedule of updates, meetings, … Continue reading

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