I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures are
All I can feel
Robert Smith, The Cure
My next trip to Italy will be my first since starting the blog and I am breathless with anticipation. I mean it. For days I haven’t slept properly. I’ve been eating less and less. Coffee count still stable, just as well. I’ve had that nervous energy that means I actually need to stand and iron that basket of ironing that’s been sitting there for a year because even sitting on the sofa with my laptop feels too idle. I know. Incredible! Plus I’ve had the Giro d’Italia for company too so two nights and there was nothing left to iron,,,. After a year of ironing in my underwear! Per dirvene una.
I am breathless because….I’m going…..to Italy……next week. I have to say it like that because this trip (short but sweet at three and a half weeks) has come together so quickly I can scarcely believe it’s really happening. But I have a ticket and all things being equal I will be on that plane in a few short days and in Rome a mere 24 hours after that….ha!
At least I’ll have time to get my breath back.
I am going to need it.