Springing lightly into Spring

Hello all. Haven’t blogged in forever. Life’s been busy and not in the kind of way you want to blog about. But Spring is here and along with it, enough of all that! Light, color, and, yes, a bit of frivolity are in order.

These lovelies were in a shop window in Brera…a shop that sells high-end shoes and desserts. That seems to be a bit of a rage here, now. The combination of expensive consumer wearables with something edible. Spotted the same day, tailored suits and coffee.


The shoes were in the 500-600 euro range; i.e., way out of mine. Who knows how much the cakes cost. But I find that my pleasure, in both cases, comes from gazing through the window, not consuming. I love it when fashion is pure theater. And I admire the people that “go there” for their daily outings. But I’m still a jeans girl, even though lately I’ve been making a concerted effort to do a bit better than that.


Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

— e.e. cummings


I hope your Spring surprises and delights you. I hope it brings you energy and love. I hope it inspires and enlightens you. And, yes, Mr. Cummings, I hope nothing breaks, unless you want it to.

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9 Responses to Springing lightly into Spring

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    Lovely spring, lovely shoes. I am ready for the hand to come to my garden and place some pretty flowers there.

  2. I’m sure the hand will be there soon. Your garden is always so beautiful! How’s Casa Debbio doing? Have you booked it out of the entire summer?

  3. Gerlinde says:

    I am on our family farm in Nothern Germany where it is raining and spring has not arrived. Your gorgeous post is bringing light and sunshine. Happy Easter!

  4. dayphoto says:

    What a beautiful bright springy post! I could just see those delightful shoes with cute denim jeans and a bright sunshiny shirt! But Like you I love to just window shop! Happy Spring, Charlotte!


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