For the last decade or so we’ve gone to Italy either in September or October. As the light starts to change here, and there are a few cool days in late August, I began to “feel” the time coming. The sensations of sight, sound and smell I know about there, as the persimmons and grapes ripen and the aroma of wood fires becomes pervasive, are all coupled with that change in light and temperature seeping into my consciousness here.
We have decided not to go this fall but return in the spring. We’ve never gone in the spring and we want to be there as the growing season starts and the leaves are emerging with the same green blush we look forward to in Georgia. But I still have the feelings the current daily changes engender. I’ll miss it.
We hope, as well, to go to Sicily in the spring, maybe Sardinia. We have friends who might meet us for a drive around Sicily. We’ve never been to Siracusa, even Taormina. We went the northern route, Milazzo, Patti, Tindari, San Stefano di Camastra, Palermo, Trapani and as far on the western coast as Marsala with a stop in Mozia. One of our prospective travel partners has relatives in a small Sicilian town and we’d like to visit there for her. It has been our experience that when you tell the locals your relatives came from their town it soon becomes “Old Home Week.” Let’s hope!
FRANCA’S WORK is part of a 2 person show at the One Twelve Gallery, 112 Krog Street, Atlanta. The show opened October 24, 2014 and will run until January, 2015. She’ll has 15 pieces on exhibit including new work from 2014. Here’s a sample.
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