There I was in Italy
at the U.S. Pavilion of the Milan Biennial Electronic exhibition. I
had signed up for a booth for WILTRON; I had never been to Milanso
why notit was real easy. The U.S. Department of Commerce made
all the arrangementsthe building of the booth, the carpeting,
the electricity, even the interpreter. Ah yes, the interpreterGraziella
(pronounced Graciella) was her name. She was the sort of girl that you
leave home for.
My home life at that time was pretty badmy wife and I were definitely
going separate ways. I hadnt given myself time to reflect on all
that might be missing in my marriage, but meeting Graziella made me
It was a busy weekmost of the visitors were Italian, and many
of them needed the help of my attractive interpreter.