Tag Archives: reality

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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L’Ultima Notte (The Last Night)

When I finally entered the Fiori’s house that night, I was physically and emotionally exhausted. Everything was so surreal, and I couldn’t help but wish that I would wake up to find that it had all just been one terrible … Continue reading

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Domenica Sera (Sunday Night)

Sunday dragged. My train wasn’t until the afternoon, so I had a whole day to think about what would happen when I returned to Lucca.  And a very long train ride.  I no longer knew if I was anxious for … Continue reading

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Roma (Rome)

(2010) When I woke up the next morning, I didn’t immediately remember where I was.  As I looked around at the unfamiliar furniture, the events of the previous evening rushed back into my memory. Immediately I could feel the tears … Continue reading

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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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