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... I feel hard pressed to see goodness in us at all. We hate, we break; we oppress and repress. The pantheon holds my face gently and lifts it up to see beyond our baseness; it extends a gentle arm around me and embraces me with goodness and beauty and truth. Hmmm. All that from a structure built of cold stone . . . wow.
The weather has been what the weather will tend to be in December in Italy. As Paul would say, I’ve just “allowed” ...
... the net to gather the olives all in one spot, Dump the olives into a bucket, then into a burlap bag, and heave the bag over your shoulder and carry it up the hill. Nothing to it! We breaked for lunch. I ate the biggest plate of pasta in my life! Spaghetti with homemade tomato sauce, made with homegrown tomatoes. Delizioso! Also fresh formaggio (pecorino) and red wine. Then back to work until 4pm or so. It's fun so ...
... speak little of Italian. So it leads to short sentence conversations that are lots of fun and definitely sincere on both our parts. Actually I do remembr some of the words I learned, and being "forced" to speak it is the best way for me to learn. That's it for now. Off to walk up the hill to Lisa & Helena's to harvest olives! Having grande tempo! Ciao! ...
... into the property. Once on property I was struggling to find where to park, accidentally backing into a young olive tree in front of the rest of the waiting guests, I was afraid we would be persona non grata. I found the parking, and no problem all was well. Our tour started abruptly and our guide led us around the back of the mansion to the tour entrance and not too soon as it began to rain. Once inside she explained the beginnings of the Brunello strain and showed us ...
I have decided to put the first few days of the Italian tour in a separate log as there was so much to see and to take in. Once the day was done, there is only time for rest!
I arrived in Rome and was a little taken back by what I saw. The airport is not really a high light of Italy and is a bit of a anti-climax for me coming to a new country. However I found a ...
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