Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Il dolce far niente

The sweetness of doing nothing...

We've been busy with a lot of nothing, and walking up and down to do it. Right now we're in Varenna, town set on a steep hillside coming up from Lago di Como. Tomorrow we'll head to Aosta, then later the Cinque Terre, then Milano.

I've been reminded how many great ideas pop up once I'm far far from home, and I'd like to figure out how to channel the mental fertility that comes from nothing-time when at home. Some epiphanies so far range from the goodness of cheese and honey together, that Ramon was a duck in a former life, and the beginnings of an art project that involve Lago di Como beach glass and photos of the Virgin Mary. Still mulling on that one.

(Ray just chatted with some guys that were from Kirkland and Redmond. Funny.)

Speaking of Ray...he just uploaded some photos.

1 comment:

miss d said...

Gorgeous pictures! And that gnocchi?