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Seven Signs That You Are Losing Yourself in a Relationship
faraway land, captured by the intrigue. Every Sunday, our family sat at
the table from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for brunch. We would discuss
issues and tell our children stories of my childhood in Italy, of Cyrus’s
life in Persia, and of the Persian Empire, Darius the Great, the war with
Alexander the Great, and Persepolis. These were names of people and
places I heard about as a child, and I was fascinated by the history and
the mysteries.
Cyrus would talk about the flat peaches and the exotic fields of pista-
chios and saffron. We were all transported with our imaginations into
the fields of poppies from which the opium was extracted just before
dawn. When Cyrus described the early morning harvest of the opium,
we were all there with him. He was a good storyteller!