Welcome All!

This is my first foray into the world of blogging! I hope to be able to share my everyday enjoyment of life and travels, whether it be in Italy or Canada. As life is progressing, it is taking on a different prospective than it did while raising my family. I have come to a realization that life is a gift.. a package to be opened with new wonderment and enjoyment. Every day... a ribbon entwined, making the fabric of our being. Joy exists in even the simplest things.. Maybe we can discover it together?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

My first post.... long time coming

Well folks.... I have had this blog in mind since last year... But the procrastinator that I am.... I have never gotten around to posting anything.  I have had such a great time travelling around Calabria and Sicily with my dh over the last four winters, I just haven't made the time to share the experiences with any others. In the last few months.... I have had the great pleasure to be part of so many wonderful cultural experiences... from New Years Eve.. admid the bombs and fireworks of Messina... something to never be forgotten.  Fireworks exploding from every alley, the terazza's light up, ablaze with the colours of Italy . Reds, Oranges, Yellows, Greens, Blues, all the fireworks doing their own special shows! Resounding booms throughout the city... poom, poom, poom...... poom.... The joy and delight of all ... ringing in the New Year with a zest for life amid the chaos.  The dancing, the singing, the food, the wine.... Yes, this is what Italy is made of!  Waking up to a New Year.... The Chiesa in the Piazza D'uomo in Messina doing its very special show at the stroke of noon.  Ave Maria, Roosters Crowing, Lions Roaring, pilgrims and saints alike all paying homage to a higher being.... Oh how I love the abandoment of it all!  For some unknow reason..It is like my heart belongs here!  Every day no matter how mundane, has new wonderment.