Friend Suzy called yesterday. No big deal, you say, because friends always call. But Suzy was calling from England. She's been living there for more than a year, but she and Fio still keep in touch, although usually by email.
When Fiorella was younger, people kept yammering about the world getting smaller, which she thought was ridiculous, but she was wrong. It's not just communication--it's also travel. Fio's daughter took a solo trip to London years ago just to get her "head straight" after quitting a job. While she was there, she stayed with a Polish friend she'd met in the United States.
Smaller and smaller.