Castello di Petrata
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... always a bit hesitant initially, if the truth be told, but fall in step quickly after a few meals!). We’ve had the opportunity to see friends we’ve met here over the years and to make new ones. As in most retreats it is interesting to see the group form, storm, conform and reform over the days. They “hit the wall” a couple of days ago and, as an outsider, it was nice to see them beginning to look and experience refreshment and renewal. ...
... least Paul did. Rosanne is far more self restraintful by nature. Rosanne has just told me that she loves living more simply, living a less cluttered life. Maybe that's another impact of Assisi on us. 34 years ago I took some of Assisi back to Tasmania with me and it has never left my heart. I feel that this time the same will happen. We leave with part of Assisi inside us and we leave part of ourselves ...
Today was our last full day in Assisi. We have just loved being here, so neither of us has relished the thought of leaving, but as we have discussed recently the dangers of turning things into idols, the last thing we want to do is to idolise Assisi or St Francis. There is only One to be worshipped. We had a lovely, relaxed breakfast that we made an effort to eat slowly. We have become aware lately of how quickly we tend to eat, which is a reflection ...
... and glass of wine. One of the things we have been trying to do here is to stop, to listen and to slow down. This is why we decided to spend a week in Assisi and not rush from tourist spot to tourist spot. We have valued getting to know some locals and a little more Italian. Tonight we ate at a lovely restaurant and had truffles (the mushroom not chocolate kind) for dinner. One of the effects of slowing down is having lots more time to talk, which has been ...
... walk, but didn't expect it to be uphill all the way and quite stony. In the end we walked for five hours, pretty much non-stop. Walked back down the road which was much easier. We are getting very fit. Back in Assisi we managed to find a lovely cake shop and delicious cake and coffee. Boy did we have aching legs, but instead of setting ourselves a series of tasks each day or things to see we have been trying to wander and discover the joys of this amazing place. We have been working ...
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