my italian family

My Family

As the holiday season shimmers on, I am feeling sentimental this year. My family was big and loud and a bit…pazzo as we say in Italian, but they made me the woman I am and I am missing those wild holidays of my childhood. Family was everywhere all the time, it seemed. I was smothered in kisses and hugs…and food by aunts, uncles, cousins and other loved ones from dawn til dusk, holidays or not but so much more during this festive season. I am not usually one to live in the past or to get maudlin.