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My-Love-Affair-with-Sicily-by-Margie-Miklas

I love watching Antonio, almost fourteen, as he walks arm in arm with his dad in the streets of Sicily. This scene is not one commonly seen in America, which is why I appreciate its meaning.

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5 Responses

  1. I love how close Italian families are. I’ve learned to be more comfortable with small gestures of affection here in Italy after growing up in America. It’s something we all need after these last few months! Grazie Margie!

    • margieinitaly

      Absolutely, Brandy. I wish our families weren’t scattered all over, especially with the current stay-at-home climate. My hope is we all might become a little kinder and appreciate each other a little more.

  2. I’ve noticed that men in several other countries are more likely to link arms or express platonic affection than in the US. Based on various photos and some in-person experiences, so not sure how representative the sample is. I think it’s great, and too bad that it’s pretty much supressed in men in the US.

    • margieinitaly

      Thanks Paula for your observations. i think you’re right and I agree it’s a nice thing and a shame it’s suppressed in our culture as much as it is, but I think it’s improving a little.

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