It’s over. Our whirlwind romance with Silvio is winding down. The man with the pushbroom is knocking at the door, asking when he can sweep up the streamers.
A melancholy state of mind adheres to our blog today. I believe the Italians call it La Bella Melalancholalia.
By the way, take a closer look at the photo above. . .
He’s wiping his face off.
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