Italy, Her Old Lover Now
Felicity Fanjoy lives and works in a Cree community in Canada's far north where she is presently on sabbatical from her job as a teacher and school counsellor.
I fell in love with Italy the moment our train passed out of the tunnel through the Alps: out of the picturesque, tidy, regimented, clock-work Switzerland into the unkempt, sun-filled, joyous landscape of Italy.
Suddenly the postcard panoramas
were gone and people were everywhere-young boys throwing kisses toward
our train; old ladies in black giggling like girls as a man on a bicycle,
a plank laden with bread balanced on his head, rode singing past and winked
at them; couples strolling arm-in-arm about the dilapidated villages we
She loves Italy...
love every part of Italy, unlike Italians, who like their part and
hate all the rest.
Nobody with a dream
should come to Italy.
She loves travel...
nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and uncharted places.
To me travel is
a triple delight: anticipation, performance, and recollection.
She loves love...
is a fruit in season at all times.
In real love you
want the other person's good.
Source: The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women, Rosalie Maggio
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