Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A sense of time and taste

Several years ago, I found myself on top of this bridge, overlooking the Grand Canal.

The night before I had stopped here to have a cannoli, and when I found myself up very, very early this is the spot I chose to have breakfast. It was before tourists arrived; before the shops even opened. I watched the restaurants receive their daily shipment of supplies all by boat instead of bus, which to me was a total novelty. There was nothing particularly special about this moment, but I was fascinated by it. How many visitors get to see this everyday occurrence? And here I was experiencing it almost all by myself.
I shared the bridge with two others. There was me, and a older man in a bright orange suit. (We didn't speak, but I was really curious about his story, and I could not figure out a way so sneak a photo.)

We both watched quietly as along with this guy.

I suppose he sees this sort of thing everyday. But not me, this was my little moment to remember, and I tried to take it all in while I munched on my chocolate hazelnut cookies.

The cookies were such a treat, and rarely have I found them here in the states. Tonight, on an ordinary trip to my neighborhood Big Lots, I found these. A sweet reminder of an extraordinarily "ordinary" moment.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012



The hardest word in my vocabulary (to follow not speak)....simplify. (The hardest word for me to speak is... irrelevant)

Friday, June 15, 2012


Have you ever seen those posters that say, "Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry"?  Well, I have my own version of this. From now on I'm going to say. "Today I will be happier than a Little  Dog with a big hose." (I think she thinks it's a snake)

Oh Little Dog. You make me smile. :D