Daily scribbles on writing and living. On How to get rid of cobwebs in my brain.
|THIRTEENTH day of backpacking across Europe with "30-Day Blogging Challenge" [13+]
Verona, the painted city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVdZ6XTdKzs I am totally falling for the old city and its ruins, beautiful architecture and medieval painted walls. We visit the balcony of Romeo and Juliet. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
Romeo stands in the shadows beneath Juliet's bedroom window. Juliet appears on the balcony and thinking she's alone, reveals in a monologue her love for Romeo. She despairs over the feud between the two families and the problems the feud presents. Romeo listens and when Juliet calls on him to "remove" his name, he steps from the darkness saying, "call me but love." Ahhh!
73 degrees (23) so excellent weather for a nine hour tour through Verona. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.
I sneak out of the group to have a 101 at the statue of Dante Alighieri in Piazza dei Signori. I recall writing "Inferno for dummies." [E] as an ode to this great poet. I touch the stone; I sigh and have my private moment with this great man.
From the Middle Ages onwards Verona, more than all the other small towns of North Italy, was always an important artistic center with a flourishing school of painters. But there are also the modern arts I like. So I visit Galleria d'Arte Moderna Palazzo Forti, where there is an exhibition of Maria Callas. I love that since I own a couple of CD’s with her music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN9Dipgqdtw Listening to Madame Butterfly always makes me want to cry!
Since we had a busy night last night having chitchats and a pillow fight I hit the sack early. Tomorrow another traveling day to Vienna. Night all!
What are your plans for the weekend? Do you do more writing on weekends or weekdays? (BC)
I have been invited for a picnic in the park if the weather is improving this Saturday. Since summer is a bit poor so far, I am looking forward to this. I still am on a holiday break writing all summer, so my weekends and weekdays are the same this month, writing wise.
A disappointing summer in Holland
Summer, why don’t you
Be as blistering as the Sun in the sky?
Rainy days, clustering clouds
The others clear as a bell. Well,
Have you thought about this:
Why don’t you take me to a spot
Full of joy and jasmine, bare feet
Skirts, short trousers and sandals?
Bright days, cool nights. The sea
Full of promise. The sun scorching.
Why don’t you take me there?
Ring around the posy - a pocket full of.. .. What are your pockets full of? (BCoFs)
My pockets are full of small black and red plastic doggy disposable bags. Since I take my dog for a walk several times a day this is mandatory. If the police catch you without those bags, you can have a fine of ninety euro (hundred USD). I’ve had two tickets in the last ten years.
Day TWENTY ONE "Give It 100!"