Tag Archives: Pisa

Ciao (Goodbye)

I woke up the next morning with my head in a fog. I had no desire to get out of bed. No desire to pack. No desire to face Mario one more time. All I wanted to do was pull … 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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Si Dice Si (Say Yes)

(2010) Our days quickly fell into a pattern.  While letters were still exchanged, Mario and I tried to take advantage of every opportunity to actually talk to each other.  He would call and text me throughout the day as his … 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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L’Incontro (The Encounter)

(2010) I finally arrived in Pisa. It was a beautiful, spring evening and after my long flight, I only had one thing on my mind: food.   I was on my own for the night (I finally connected with Lucia after … Continue reading

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