Day 0: The time has come

…The time has come,’ the Walrus said,

To talk of many things:

Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax —

Of cabbages — and kings —

And why the sea is boiling hot —

And whether pigs have wings’…

We leave Sicily with more love in our hearts than we could ever imagine. I gained three daughters and three sons and Trenton is no longer an only child.

We experienced the purest joy and learned what community truly looks like. We have the most accepting, loving, hard-headed, and thoughtful friends any family could ask for.

We tasted, saw, felt, smelled, and heard things we never knew before. We started our days with espresso, Cassibile, and friendship and ended them with starry nights at the base of Mount Etna, chilled prosecco, and love.

Over the next few days I’ll be reflecting on our time in Sicily. But for now, we’re going to dry our tears and calm our hearts on our long flight home and prepare for the adventures to come.

See you soon, America. We have a lot of work to do.

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