I was going to write about the formal “you” in Italian and about the many times I’ve embarrassed myself by slipping, American-style, into the informal version, but it’s Friday. Who needs the finer points of language today? I don’t. I think I’d like today to be a day without any words at all.
I just want to feel peaceful and warm. That’s all. I want to feel like things are simple and easy. Good and hopeful. I want it to be early summer; I don’t feel like wearing a coat. I think—yes—I think I’d like to be in among some olive trees, looking up into silvery leaves and dappled light. I’d like to feel like time didn’t matter for a moment.
That’s what I’d like…and you?