Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coming Full Circle

I don't know what the title of this post means, but I do feel as if I've completed something I have always wished for: a return trip to Italy.

This journey lasted two wonderful weeks and was filled with all sorts of interesting, breaktaking, fully satisfying moments. Most important was connecting with new friends and seeing old friends I never knew I would see again.

We combined three loves of mine on this trip: food (including the cooking of it), photography and dramatic arts with a little physical comedy thrown in.

Our group of eight (sometimes nine) experienced some wonderful adventures and we bonded over the pasta machine. In the daytime we explored the Umbrian countryside. Whether it was in town (Umbertide or Cortona or Montone) or in the countryside chasing a dog (Emma) who was chasing truffles, it was all good.

At night we went home to our luxurious villa and sat in front of a warming fire with a fine glass of wine. Since this blog is also my personal diary, I will be putting more down as the days go by. (She said optimistically ... ) - femminismo


femminismo said...

The photo was taken by Eric Melzer. A major talent!!

Steve said...

Sounds like your trip was real soul food - so pleased for you.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I want to go next time! Happy Thanksgiving Blessings, Mary Helen

I love everything about Italy!

grrl + dog said...

ooo, Jeane, was the villa a rental? Would you recommend

Lad and I are going to Europe next year and looking for digs..

Laura said...

Sounds like heaven. Looking forward to more!