Monday, October 13, 2014

A full plate

Giotto's Campanile,with Brunelleshchi's cupola in the background
I'm still in Florence, currently listening to the rain hitting the skylight above the desk in my bedroom. My soggiorno (stay) in Italy this year has been quite different than in years past, as I've had company nearly every day, which leaves me less time to write or even think about writing. In addition, I had a two-week stint of online work, which also interfered with my creative life.

One of many painters on Ponte alle Grazie, painting Ponte Vecchio
I've traveled to a few more places this month, including a five-day stay in Nice, France, with side trips to the nearby towns of Grasse, Eze and Menton on the French Riviera. And then my brother came to visit one weekend, on a BMW motorcycle he'd rented in Nice. One of these days I'll write about all these adventures. My roommate leaves for home tomorrow, and another guest from the States arrives the next day, so it will have to wait until I have more time.

Tonight,I'm feeling lazy, so I plan to enjoy the sound of the rain, hoping it will clear the skies for another lovely day in Tuscany.

A presto!

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