What can YOU say in six sentences?
At the bottega above the Sardinian sea she hands the shopkeeper coins for Double Bubble and Bazooka bubble gum, but it’s not enough. Thin and rough strewn the stringy haired eight-year old only sighs. I hand the storekeeper a Euro to pay for the precious goods and as he smiles the young girl glances my way and expresses an emotional grin that only family recognizes. What a feeling; I’ve never been here before.
Three days later from the corner of my eye I see a young girl pointing; she’s standing with her mom I presume and a younger sibling. And as they disappear the shopkeeper places my favorite cognac in front of me and when I offer to pay he says, “It’s on the house.”