With my big toes dipping into middle age (okay, okay…I’m up to my ankles) and a house full of domestic rubble that attests to how my life is happily and fortunately shared, I’m not one to complain about that all-so-precious-when-I-can-grab-it “alone” time. That said, when I’m experiencing solo bliss, my first thought is often how badly I want to share the sensation. I think we all have that experience: sharing is a reaffirmation of how happy we feel and a way of giving thanks for the chance to feel it.
Spring in Milan, this year, was something to be shared. The person closest to me, with whom I share most everything, has been keeping a head-spinning travel schedule since December, and few were our chances to just look around us, hands held, and breathe that dual sigh of contentment. Stereo Joy. When he and I had decided that I would move to Italy, he’d said, “I want you to come in the spring.” And so I did. This is—first—for him. And, secondly, for you.
Around the time I started thinking of this tiny little piece, I began listening to Raphael Gualazzi’s album, Happy Mistake, particularly, “L’amie d’un italien,” (also entitled “Rainbows”), featuring French singer Camille. And since I myself am “the girlfriend of an Italian,” I couldn’t resist it. Perfectly captures that tripping along way we live through springtime and through romance. Carefree. Lightly. And in love with life itself.
NOTE: Happy Mistake is imported to the U.S. and can be purchased on Amazon.com. A digested Italian version (4 songs only), entitled Rainbows is available at Amazon.it. I hate to shameless flog stuff to buy, but this is so, so worth it.
What joy! What excitement and happiness! You have me tapping and dancing and singing all the way through!!! Happy SPRING!!!
Awwww you’re so sweet! Give the doggies a giant hug for me. And one for yourself…that hot wind you’ve been living through sounds exhausting. Hope it’s blown itself out.
It has flow away. Thankfully! It’s cloudy and cool here, 92*, but no wind.
Living through springtime and romance in Milan. It can’t get any better , enjoy and have fun all the way into the summer.