The Stars Are Brightly Shining
|street lights in Macerata|
The family has all arrived. It has been a good day that has lasted well until the evening, sitting around the table with my husband's family and my own, breaking the language barrier as my 4-year-old nephew performs little magic tricks with building blocks while making the whole family laugh aloud. At the rental house where my family is staying, the owners draped the indoor walls with Christmas lights, and just outside the front door, two olive trees are laced with the brightest white lights as well, and they have been twinkling all evening, into the foggiest Christmas night. Welcome to Christmas in Italy, they seem to say. Let us light the road for you.