September 15, 2012
I’ve been thinking a lot about coupledom lately.
What happens when one half of a couple longs for a thing that the other half is completely indifferent to?
Let’s say the thing in question is Italy.
As in my case.
I learned late, in a halting kind of way, what Anais Nin seems to have known all along: How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.
And once I created that world, he sort of liked it. Curiousity waxed. Resistance waned.
Moral: Go out and create the world you want, Sisters!
The winning name pulled randomly from my coppola for the book EATING IN SICILY is Giulia! Congratulations Giulia, and please send me your mailing address!