[ExI] abandoning hope
amara at amara.com
Tue Oct 30 05:37:42 UTC 2007
>The fun thing is that when Amara moved to Italy a few years ago I told
>her that this sentence, written in capital letters, appears on the
>exit door of the airport for those who enter Italy.
It should be also for those who are desperate to leave Italy.
Monday (yesterday morning at 9:30) my wallet was stolen at a major
Rome bus terminal / metro stop.
All passports, identity cards, permits, credit cards (but one), bank
cards, drivers licenses, ... two weeks before I make an international
move (that's _why_ I'm carrying all of that, I'm closing out all of my
accounts, visiting bureaucratic offices, making reservations, plans and
Probably no time else in my life, except when I was a kid, have I been
reduced to a single piece of authentic identification: my birth
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