1.I found that all I really wanted was to eat beautiful food and to speak as much beautiful Italian as possible.That was it.So I declared a double major,really in speaking and in eating( with a concentration on gelato)
2.The amount of pleasure this eating and speaking bought to me was inestimable and yet so simple.I passed a few hours once in the middle of October that might look like nothing much to the outside observer,but which I will always count among the happiest in my life.
3.A true expression of the art of making something out of nothing.
4.When I get lonely these days ,I think.So be lonely Liz.Learn your way around loneliness.Make a map of it.Sit with it,for once in your life.Welcome to the human experience .But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your unfulfilled yearning.
5.But I disappear into the person I love,I am the permeable membrane.If I love you ,you can have everything.You can have my time,my devotion,my ass,my money,my family,my dog,my dog’s money,my dog’s time -EVERYTHING!If I love you I will carry for you all your pain,I will assume for you all your debts(in every definition of the word).I will protect you from your own insecurity,I will project upon you all sorts of good qualities that you have never actually cultivated in yourself and I will buy Christmas presents for your entire family.I will give you the sun and the rain and if they are not available,I will give you a sun check and a rain check.I will give you all this and more until I get so exhausted and depleted that the only way I can recover my energy is becoming infatuated with someone else.
6.”Attraversianmo”-”lets cross over” in Italian
7.The say that the box may arrive or it may not arrive,but such things are out of our hands.
8.”What if we just acknowledged that we have a bad relationship,and we stuck it out anyway? What if we admitted that we make each other nuts?”
9.The people here are so insanely psyched to be from Naples and why would they not be?This is the city that gave the world pizza and icecream!
10.A word about my body.I am gaining weight everyday,ofcourse