crash

in those first seconds after impact, don’t move.  Take a ten-count to re-collect your awareness, then go through a quick self-assessment starting with the head: does it hurt?  Vision OK?  Still got teeth? Didn’t bite through your tongue again, did you?  

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we had sandwiches

The pleasant woman and I introduce ourselves and shake hands.  I am friendly, but can’t quite say, “Nice to meet you.”  “Fascinated to meet you,” would be more accurate, but I don’t say that either because the situation is already weird enough.

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pizza town

The crowd at the counter spills out the door and into the street making it nearly impossible to get in or out, but with their mix of English banter and Italian insults, the red shirts keep the line moving so nobody has to wait very long.  

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