|Glass pen purchased in Italy decades ago, along with the peacock blue ink that I have loved since 5th grade.|
THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING. YOU KNOW HOW YOU REALLY MEAN TO WRITE TO SOMEONE YOU TRULY CARE ABOUT, but then life intervenes, too much time passes, and there you are, feeling very abashed? In my professional life as a writing coach, I pride myself on being able to get anyone unblocked and over the hump. So how come I haven't posted anything since last November? It's not that I have not been writing; I do that all the time. But posting pieces on my blog site has been another story. My friend Susan who REGULARLY writes the great Half-Year Italian blog is inspiring me to get on the stick.
Now if a student presented me with what I just wrote above, I would gently say, "enough with the preamble, already! Life is short. AVANTI! EN AVANT! I would also encourage the person to omit that entire opening bit. But in the interest of full disclosure, I'm leaving it there. Here we go!