Little sprinkles of light twinkle though the leaves and vines intertwined in the brown wooden slats that cover my tiny quaint multi-colored patio. Espresso made from real southern Italian beans linger on my sun kissed lips. I squint as the light is blocked by the man before me…
“il mio cuore è pieno” i whispered in his ear as he bends down to touch my cheek and his hand drops to my exposed breast. More of me was full a few moments back then just my heart but alas…i digress.
I lean back and think about the long summer days and how i got here on this patio with plump ripe grapes hanging above my head… and close my eyes and bask in the sun for a few more minutes before i have to dress for a fancy formal diner.
“non sono fatto con lei ancora” i say in Cosentino… your sly smile tells me you understand my broken Calabrese dialect and approve of my sentiment.
I am a very lucky girl.