Sunday, June 14, 2009
Vegetable Market on a Venice Boat
It was so enjoyable to see Emily and Nick last night! How quickly they are growing! I believe Emily will be as 'tall' as I am before she finishes elementary school! We did the ususal walk and arts, played softball before the heat returned us to the house.
Yet as much as I love being back in the familiar rural space I live, I am reluctant to let go of my time in Italy. I return there as I paint or sketch, or scan photos for painting, and thus keep my dreams and memories vivid.
Here, a market in Venice - on a boat tied to the dock - colorful, fragrant, crowded! There is much chatter going on from the folks passing by, bargaining for fresh vegetables, sharing news of the morning. The boat rocks a bit when 'traffic' passes ....and all the while I drink in those moments, that time, that bit of daily life unlike my own.