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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Quote of the week No. 20 : On being in Carmine

Early this promisingly beautiful Wednesday morning, as I took a quiet, child-free moment to stand on the churchyard looking out across Lago Maggiore, with the sun rising golden behind the mountains, the cockerel crowing, and the surfer's sail snapping in the wind, Douglas Adams' words came to mind :

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

The city, from whence I came seven years ago, can trundle along without me.

I'm here to stay.



9 comments:

Brenda said...

Great saying, beautiful picture.

Romancing Italy said...

With a view over Lago Maggiore and the kiss of the warm morning sunshine, hard winters become distant memories and your heart sets down yet another root. I'm glad you are where you intended to be.

Christine Gram said...

That's a wonderful feeling.

Vanessa said...

Dammit, girl -- won't you come back even if I promise you a job fit for our organisational genius herself and a fee to match? I'll mail you!

Loren Christie said...

Oh, I'd love to visit you and see your beautiful pictures in real-time, Louise. Best Wishes~ Loren

Anonymous said...

We always consider home as the country we were born in, but home can be where we settle and are happy bringing up a family.

chrysalis said...

When you have been to Carmine and its surroundings it captures your heart - who would ever want to leave!! And a magical place to grow up in for the two totties. A fairytale village with all its little alleyways,streams and different levels. Heaven for kids.

ladyfi said...

Lovely quote Louise! And I agree with your last comment about homelands and war...

Blunderbus said...

In the name of Homeland. Sarajevo 1914. Poland 1939. Bacska 1944. Case rests.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Quote of the week No. 20 : On being in Carmine

Early this promisingly beautiful Wednesday morning, as I took a quiet, child-free moment to stand on the churchyard looking out across Lago Maggiore, with the sun rising golden behind the mountains, the cockerel crowing, and the surfer's sail snapping in the wind, Douglas Adams' words came to mind :

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."

The city, from whence I came seven years ago, can trundle along without me.

I'm here to stay.



9 comments:

Brenda said...

Great saying, beautiful picture.

Romancing Italy said...

With a view over Lago Maggiore and the kiss of the warm morning sunshine, hard winters become distant memories and your heart sets down yet another root. I'm glad you are where you intended to be.

Christine Gram said...

That's a wonderful feeling.

Vanessa said...

Dammit, girl -- won't you come back even if I promise you a job fit for our organisational genius herself and a fee to match? I'll mail you!

Loren Christie said...

Oh, I'd love to visit you and see your beautiful pictures in real-time, Louise. Best Wishes~ Loren

Anonymous said...

We always consider home as the country we were born in, but home can be where we settle and are happy bringing up a family.

chrysalis said...

When you have been to Carmine and its surroundings it captures your heart - who would ever want to leave!! And a magical place to grow up in for the two totties. A fairytale village with all its little alleyways,streams and different levels. Heaven for kids.

ladyfi said...

Lovely quote Louise! And I agree with your last comment about homelands and war...

Blunderbus said...

In the name of Homeland. Sarajevo 1914. Poland 1939. Bacska 1944. Case rests.