We plan to meet Anna in front of the house at 7am. She will lead us through Cassibile to the highway (remember the one with the blue signs) and toward the airport. I hug her with all my might and we take last-minute morning photos. Once on the road, we drive single file and honk away as she leaves the highway at the Belvedere exit. We are silent in the car for a moment or two, it’s finally sinking in that it’s a long way back from here to home.
Photos from Sicily