Well so much for "catching up." Forgive me for deciding not to recite every boring reason for my absence. Let's just say that I came home with so many recent good times at my back that I was reminded why leaving is so damn hard.
I closed Italy with the very same person who helped me open it. I let go of dying relationships, some with people, others with places. I thought I would return to Italy to live, but knew I wouldn't.
Please don't ask me what this all means because I'll have to tell you that my life is no longer Italian. But...I'm on to a new adventure.