A Love Letter To Italy
July 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Ti Amo Italia de mi corazon…
Today marks 10 years to the day since we first met.
I was a reluctant and grumpy teenager then, and although I had heard a lot about you and was curious to meet you, you didn’t make a very good first impression.
I was already unhappy due to having been taken away from my friends for a good portion of the summer, but the burnt and lifeless scene you presented me with on the tarmac of Fiumicino Airport in 2003 didn’t win you any favour in my eyes. Neither did the subsequent hours-long quarantine in a back room in the airport terminal because our plane had come from SARS-infected Toronto, or the heat sickness I suffered on my first trip to Pompei.
Slowly but surely though, Italy, you revealed some of your charms to me. First, through a young, sweet waiter who paid me some attention…
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