All of the Words

Words are beautiful. Words of love, words of thanks, words of comfort. Pleas, demands, and warnings. Prayers. Blessings. Words unsaid. Like buds and pearls strung together, words connect us. They connect us through time and space. Whether shaped into sounds, gestures or movement these words translate our thoughts and feelings: Communication! When they flow I […]

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Walk and Write

Walk it out, and then write some more.  That’s what I am doing on Appia Antica today.  I love walking on the ancient Appian Way.  Flanked by soaring Umbrella Pines interspersed with eroded Roman ruins it takes only a few steps on the road to fall into a comfortable rhythm.  Every so often the sampietrini,

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Shift Happens

February 4, 2022 Geometry soothes me, and I’m not a math person.  When I feel out of sync I stand in front of the Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza church and let Borromini’s architectural genius wash over me.   There’s a a big wooden door on Corso del Rinascimento which isn’t particularly notable and if you don’t

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Summer Snow

Narni, 23 agosto 2021 Dear R. ~ The sun was blazing when I stepped into Narnia the first time, and the only snow I found was written out in black spray paint on a medieval wall, all in caps, SNOW.  Of course I didn’t get there through the wardrobe nor did I see the Witch,

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