Tag Archives: travel

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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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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La Frustrazione (Frustration)

(2010) When I woke up the next morning, I was eager to see what the day had in store.  I was cautiously optimistic that Mario was starting to come around and that we could take the steps to repair the … Continue reading

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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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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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