A friend is…

A person who is able to accept you as you are though you and her are totally the opposite (see R.)

A person who is able to walk with you in 15 shops in two hours looking for a dress for you, noticing at the end you absolutely don’t know what you like (see D.)

A person who is able to go down in her basement and look for tablecloths she used 7 years ago just to avoid seeing you totally desperate (see A.)

A person who comes to embrace you every time she sees you because, though you promised not to be nervous for the good things you are organizing, she knows you indeed are nervous.(see M.)

A person who is able to call you after months of silence to ask you how you are though she knows you are mad on her because she did not call you to say you mazal tov (see E.)

A person who by chance is a sister too and who runs around to look for things for your wedding and does not get angry if you answer to her bbm only ten hours later
(see A.)

A person who has a stomach ache for two days when your
child is sick. Because she is worried for your child as it was hers. (see me with R)

A person who likes you when you cry and when you laugh, when you scream and when you whisper. When you thank her and when you don’t. When you mention her in your blog and when you forget to do it. I promise that, though I am sure I forgot some of you, you still love me. And I love you too.

That was easy…

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From: gheula.canarutto@sdabocconi.it
Date: Tue, 11 Oct
To:Anna
Subject: that was easy

Dear Anna,
I just wanted to thank you. Yesterday, when I met you in the pizza store, I did not think it would be so useful. I mean, I really liked it. But I thought it was only for fun. I didn’t think it could have magic powers. But it does. I was parking yesterday. In a very narrow place. After 5 minutes of sweating and swearing I will go around Milan only riding buses, I could do it. I parked my car. In the same instant in which I turned the key and I prepared to get down from the car a voice came from my bag: that was easy. I burst into the biggest laugh of the last month making people who were walking on the sidewalk think I just came out from a bar maybe having too much wine. Today I called an important person which can really help me with a project of mine. She was so kind with me, so ready to help me, I was really surprised. It was months I wanted to call her. It took two minutes to realize that it was not so hard. Or, as your present shouted in the room, after I invited it to express its opinion: That was easy. No, believe me, everything is but easy. Dressing nine people for a wedding, thinking about what they will wear during all the parties (sheva brachot) after the wedding, organizing singer, players, flowers, invitations (in three languages), guests, hotel rooms, car rentals, food (this I need to remember should be prepared every day, not only for the wedding…), managing daily children problems, giving them attention, finding time for a special hug is NOT easy. But, Anna, you are right. When I reach a goal I push on your special box. And the voice that exclaims loud: that was easy, reminds me, that after all, people get married every day and no child appeared in underwear in his sister’s wedding, no bride arrived to the her special day wearing a jeans skirt, no guest found tables without tableclothes in the wedding hall. Thank you Anna for being there and remind me all of this.

P.s Anna gave me as a present a special red toy that, whenever you push it, it shouts: That was easy! I recomend it to everyone:)