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Written on January 23, 2005, and categorized as Secret and Invisible.
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The saddest story for a long while has just written itself in Padua, ironically the settting for Romeo and Juliet. Since my theme for Blog of Funk is determinedly LOVE until Feb 14th, this is timely.

This is the story of Ettore, 71, and his wife of many years, Rossana, 67. Rossana had a stroke and fell into a coma. Ettore visited his wife up to 4 times daily for 4 months before killing himself in despair, convinced she would not recover. 12 hours later she woke up and asked for him.

Thanks a lot to the people who played the Love Song Game – scroll down and play it if you haven’t.

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  1. Laurie
    Posted 25 January, 2005 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    A very tragic story. I found it almost equally disturbing that the author of the article felt a need to explain the plot of Romeo and Juliet. Are there really people out there who don’t know the story? That’s almost as sad as poor Ettore’s prematurely self-inflicted demise.

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