As choas continues we’ll tell you why the mind’s on Piemonte

I keep telling you there’s a reason I’m writing about this place in northern Italy, this region nestled up against the Italian, Swiss and French Alps. It will take your breath away. And, their supply chain is short so they want for nothing. I suppose most of Italy is like that, in varying degrees orContinue reading “As choas continues we’ll tell you why the mind’s on Piemonte”

oh my goodness those short storms on Lake Garda

They are intense and they do not last long. Here on the lake fair weather turns foul and I could not be more grateful. The heat evaporates and we fantasize the ozone layer has been healed. At least for a while our bodies receive a reprieve from the heat and humidity. Awfully dramatic here onContinue reading “oh my goodness those short storms on Lake Garda”

The adventures of Colette and Godot

They fit perfectly into the hero’s journey. In fact, these two papillons were the heroes of my personal odyssey in many ways. They taught me how to listen to the call to adventure, so we sailed across the Atlantic, venturing deep into the belly of the whale. I was terrified but Colette and Godot keptContinue reading “The adventures of Colette and Godot”

Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces

The monomyth, the story of our lives; the hero’s journey. I used the template when writing my first book and it’s come in handy for my second because it’s universal. In fact it’s been around since the beginning of time. It just took Joseph Campbell to travel throughout the world, study all religions and culturesContinue reading “Joseph Campbell’s Hero With a Thousand Faces”

If what you see does not move you then change what you see

Watched Powell and Pressburger’s “A Canterbury Tale” last night, loosely based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. I quite like a pilgrimage, going on a journey, some take years, others found in the mind’s eye; looking for a blessing, perhaps to do penance, or maybe just a way to open my heart to the wonder of life.Continue reading “If what you see does not move you then change what you see”

The things my feet have seen and how my face is changing.

Daily maintenance dictates time, keeps us distracted and moving forward, we celebrate milestones and achieve the odd goal every now and then. I just passed an important Italian language test, got the results today; felt official and feels great, on my way as they say. Still, the moment arrives, as it did last night whileContinue reading “The things my feet have seen and how my face is changing.”

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