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Copyright @ 2010 by Drew Bacigalupa
Cover design by the author
A Memoir, Mystical Journey began with an invitation in 2002 from the Mayor of Sorrento, (Campania) to participate in an exhibit of works by Santa Fe artists; and, coincidentally, notice from the LericiPea Foundation (Liguria) for Bacigalupa to attend its Poetry Awards ceremonies where he was to be honored with the premio Un Ligure nel Mundo.
The author seriously considered forfeiting the trip because of a series of grave illnesses and surgeries suffered by a sister living in Baltimore. In a phone conversation between hospital stays she urged him to not abort the plan to travel abroad. “Go, and bring me back wonderful stories.”
This is the story of that time in Italy, and of how the author’s sister shared it.