“weather in a word…”

May 3, 2012 § 9 Comments

On the last day of our Gulf vacay, this sign was just outside a lunch cafe.

Funny how even a grey weather day on a vacay stint just doesn’t matter. 
You have, by now, relearned livingwithin Nature, embraced by it, wrapped up in the balm of walking around in the air, have learned how to be beyond the office walls, and you’ve rediscovered the relativity of time without a clock, including all the things you can do or not do within a day that doesn’t involve desks, meetings or email.

In fact, you’re likely to tilt your head skyward, close your eyes, open your mouth and taste the rain. 



Books read on vacay: 
Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani.  I like her books (see her THE SHOEMAKER’S WIFE on the bestseller list!) for their mix of Italian language, growing up Italian in NYC and the occasional inclusion of fictional relatives in Italy. It recalls hours and hours at my mother-in-law’s kitchen table in Brooklyn.
The Art of War for Writers by James Scott Bell  is a decent read with inspirational value, some strong recommendations and one or two esoteric exercises.  Yes, read it. Even if you’re not a writer. But if you’re reading this, you  probably are.
And then there are the magazines but much reading time was replaced by “friend” time because we holidayed with best friends and I cannot tell you how luxurious it is to drop in (a few floors down) for coffee with a BFF at the beginning of a day.

Do we not have something of the same luxury wtih our blog friends? Indeed!


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§ 9 Responses to “weather in a word…”

  • Oh my gosh, vacationing with a BFF sounds awesome! I haven’t had the chance to do that in years! Well, besides my marathon trip a couple of years ago when I traveled with a bloggy friend!

    I read and enjoyed Lucia, Lucia! Great book! Right now I am reading The Year of Fog. It’s pretty intriguing so far!

  • Typehype says:

    Will have to sample a Trigiani book. I certainly recall the dining table you mentioned -fond memories of Brooklyn and Italian roots and days gone by…

    BTW, your gulf weather sounds divine to me! I’m not exactly a sun-worshipper :/

    Welcome back!

  • shoreacres says:

    Oh, lucky you! A vacation, a BFF and rain! (We’re still drought-conscious enough that rain’s all good.)

    The thing about vacations is that you almost can taste time, too, just like the rain. Maybe that’s why the right approach for vacation is to savor it all – whatever it is!

  • Arti says:

    I’m sure the pleasure of one’s vacation will be much enhanced when there are best friends as travel companions. I look forward to your travel posts and looking at some great photos. 😉

  • aubrey says:

    Time without a clock, like a horse roaming beyond its paddock.

    Yes, few things are better than the visitation rights that exist between blog friends!

  • marmeladegypsy says:

    Sounds like my weather throughout vacation! But vacation is great — no matter when or where or how yucky the weather is!

  • Corri says:

    And then it’s back to reality – usually with a vengeance. Oh if life could only be a long string of vacations 😉

  • boardinginmyforties says:

    Sounds like the perfect sort of vacation to me.

  • Ginny says:

    Sounds wonderful. Weather here sunny one moment, rainy the next. We are in the midst of bathroom renovations and so that has been up and down too! Have new vanities installed and new sinks and counter tops. Old tub was removed today and new soaking tub installed. The tile people should be coming soon and we will have a tile tub surround and new flooring throughout the two dressing rooms, closets and bath proper. Will be beautiful when finished, but oh, what a pain until then!
    Vacation, what vacation? Even vacation one must be forever occupied with doing something. I long for a sandy beach, a lounge chair and a drink preferably with some sort of alcohol! Nothing on the agenda but a dip in the ocean and a good book to read!

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