Mind Your Words :: Piedmont VS Abruzzo. Molise draws

Mind your words! Is a apsule of thoughts, ruminations, meditations… by Paola De Pillo

I became Abruzzese at thirteen. When my parents told me we were leaving the Piedmont region, I thought the world had turned upside down, don’t you usually emigrate from south to north? And who had ever heard of Abruzzi region anyway???

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Kingdom of Naples or The Two Sicilies

I remember consulting the geography book with some apprehension. “As a border with the Adriatic Sea, the Marche, Lazio and Molise regions”. Molise??? I only read it once and then it disappeared from the map … surely an hallucination due to anxiety.

The fact is that my future was shaping up as towards a black hole. I was about to be swallowed up by the twilight zone”

To be continued…

Image attribution:
~ Cover image: Win a Woman’s Heart – wackystuff on Flickr [CC BY-NC 2.0]
~ Map: Kingdom of Naples or The Two Sicilies by Samuel Augustus Mitchell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
~ Termoli (Campobasso), Vista del Borgo Antico By Antonio Raspa (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons