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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

FEATHERS & FOLLOWING YOUR HEART

My friend Patricia was feeling like this
after her divorce from her alcoholic husband:













(Some of this is reworked from an old post; the cartoons are new.)

She felt a change of scene would do her & her only child (a teen aged girl) a world of good--but where to go?
  
She thought about living in Italy for a year or so--the Amalfi Coast, to be specific, even though neither one of them spoke a word of Italian.  She asked some of her friends if they thought she was crazy & we all thought it was a great idea, so off they went, with no idea of where they were going to stay. 

She got the house in the divorce settlement, sold it & flew to the Amalfi Coast. 

Patricia & her daughter are standing in the middle of the town, wondering where to look for an apartment, when a beautiful feather floats to the ground in front of an apartment building a few steps away.  She thinks it might be an omen, so she knocks on the front door.  The owner answered & she spoke English.  She said someone had just moved out & she hadn't even had time to put up a vacancy sign.  Patricia took one look at the apartment & decided it was perfect!!  

They stayed there for a year or so & also used it as a home base for touring Europe.  She & her daughter had the time & space to bond & the year was wonderful!!  (I guess feathers don't lie.)

The first time I saw the Almafi Coast 
was in this movie,which was a charmer!!
If you haven't seen it, PLEASE DO:

This is where it is & what it looks like.
What's not to love?




Learning to speak Italian is easy:















Q. If my Italian son-in-law hurt his arm, what would be his problem?
A. A speech impediment!!----fishducky

 



12 comments:

  1. I've seen the Amalfi Coast as a jigsaw. It's a very pretty place. I love the Sicilian Conversation every time I see it :)

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  2. What a wonderful start to their lives without her abusive ex.

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  3. Wow, the Amalfi Coast is beautiful but all I can see is all the climbing necessary. Loved the speech impediment. So true.

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    1. That climbing would help you keep your girlish figure!!

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  4. I'm excited to learn, from watching that little video, that I already speak Sicilian! Ha.
    Hugs to you, fishducky.

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    1. You learn something new everyday with my blog!!

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  5. What a beautiful place to mourn, bond, and start over.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Heeheehee! Italy was many, many years ago, i hope your friend had as much fun as i did.

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    1. I was there 30 years ago & I'll never forget it!

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