I will not be able to forget the tears in Elisabetta’s father’s eyes, and her words during the exchange of promises, the way she asked Valentino to marry her, to keep close to her and. Just hold my hand a little longer, until you can …  Our most intimate relationships are those in which we can open ourselves and say “this is me and this is how I really feel”. This is why the most intimate relationships are Total, literally. I can reveal all of myself and show you this bulk that I hide from everyone else. Without any mask or fear to show oneself and to hear us say we would be loved, with our good and the less good things.

Communicating creates trust and with a good dose of intimacy balanced to personal independence, relationships are created that overcome the test of time and distance. As Frida said “I go in and out of your life to unite, like the sewing needle.”