The American: For Italy & the World
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By Kristine Crane
Kristine lives and writes in North Central Florida. She was a Fulbright scholar and once worked as a journalist in Rome.
The 41-year-old author had a vision, but put it in her back drawer, until it came to life.
The author's father is getting married at 78, and the impending change elicits a flood of thoughts and memories.
For an American who spent vital years in Rome, nostalgia is less abstract than it is a kind of calling.
The story of a dog often has much in common with the story of a human life and its passages.
Mother's Day is powerful day when it triggers a flood a memories, and with it a sense of loving loss.