Well here’s my first post in months. I’m in Italy and bored out of my skull because its pouring rain and were stuck at our villa all day. Can’t complain too much though :) but still. I wanna go dooooo things! Well be moving along to vogogna soon. Then on to Milan, Florence, and Venice! Then Paris :)
I had a dream last night that our trip was done and I had to go home. Already. It was quite sad. Must remember to savor every moment because…. This will come to an end soon.
It’s my goal to know enough Italian by the time I leave to at least have a 5 minute conversation with someone. Or maybe just order something at a restaurant. The last few times I’ve bought something not only did I have no idea how much I was paying but I couldn’t even say that I wanted something. I keep speaking this weird broken mash up of French and English with an awful Italian accent. I think there’s some Spanish in there as well. I think I’m an annoying tourist. Oh well.
Our villa is completely beautiful and right out of a fairy tale. I can’t even believe it exists. The couple that owns it are American, but they’ve been here for so long they’re basically Italian. They are living my dream life. Roosters and sheep and cats and their own garden…. He builds and restores old medieval houses, makes his own (delicious) wine, she paints and cooks and gardens. They’ve raised a few kids, they’re old and happy and doing everything that I’ve ever wanted to do. So many amazing, charming, interesting stories. I’m getting tingly just thinking about it.
In America 300 miles is not far to travel and in Europe 300 years is a fairly recent time.
There is a river near where I’m sitting and I feel like I’m in a rain forest right now.
I could get lost here…. If I didn’t have a life in nc and people and things waiting for me I could just stay here and let the wind take me wherever it chooses. It’s tempting. Very very tempting.
I’m happy and contemplative and antsy for things to come.
Also I’m tired. Very tired. I think I need this day of rest, Even though I’m stubbornly rejecting it.
I’ve been eating so well….. I want to just eat this whole country. Sara might be obese when she returns to the states.
Other than my professors, I’m the only self-described “drinker” on this trip. I had the most delicious wine I’ve ever tasted yesterday…. I bought a bottle for only 16 euros. It’s seriously better than any of the 200 dollar bottles I’ve had sips of at work back home. I also had some of this liquor, grapa. It’s grape skins from the wine, distilled. So fucking delicious, I think I’ve found my new drink of choice. I’ll bring a case home. I was all flushed and giggly yesterday when we went to ipercoop, the Italian target.
Anyways I’ve got to go to rehearsal now.
Work of art or google satellite view of lake Powell?
portland, salt lake city, italy, europe, alaska….
that covers me until september. it’s open book after that.
theres no way this is actually happening on my facebook right now
January 22nd, 5:00 & 8:00 pm