It’s been five days since returning from my Italian vacation. Although I plan to save most of my adventures for the next book I can’t possibly let this week pass without making at least a few comments or observations about my experience. So here goes…..
Lessons learned in Italy:
1. It’s funny how you can trick yourself into thinking you’re speaking Italian simply by adding an “o” to every word and using an accent!
2. There is no “to-go” in Italy. Life, wine, and cappuccino are an art form and should be savored, not hurried.
3. Life is short, eat the gelato!
4. A smile translates into every language. So does kindness. And rudeness.
5. Michaelangelo created David when he was 26 years old. I still, at times, wonder what I’ll be when I grow up.
6. Guido and Luigi are to Italy what Smith and Jones are to the US.
7. Driving directions should never be evaluated by committee!
8. When vendors refuse to negotiate, walk away dramatically only if you are willing to live without it. Grovelling is so unbecoming!
9. Everything is better with cheese!
10. Good art will always take my breath away.