I know it has been awhile – we spent three glorious pink-tinged days in Venice, then to Firenze again, then Siena, and Lucca yesterday – and one more trip to Firenze this week before leaving for Rome on Friday. This time next week I will be in Athens and that much closer to my Greek apartment, where I will transcribe all the entries I have written for you, upload all the photos I have taken (approx. 5 GB worth so far, and this is just the first third of the program) and tell you all about how we spent an evening in the Piazza San Marco in Venice at Cafe Florian drinking bicerin and kirs and taking pictures of the violinists. Or how I went to the Opera, or how Siena is my second favourite town in Tuscany (second only to Pistoia). I’ve also written an entry about my daily walks into town, what I see, how many pomegranate trees I’ve counted and how many churches with bits of saints in them I have visited.
So I am still here, getting deeper into it every day. I auditioned for the vocal ensemble last Thursday and was accepted, so I will be performing with five other women at the end of the term concert and exhibition.
I can describe the sights and tastes and sounds of Italy for you, but I can’t quite tell you how good it is to be singing again.