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: