I have lived here in Florence for 13 years and I have never been able to get use to the weather here. For me it is dispiriting. People ask why don't we move? In the beginning we were here to take care of my mom and grandmother. After their passings, Mr. M. had some relapses and then time just went by and we are still here. I don't want you to get me wrong, we have the very best landlord. He is more a brother than just a friend. I have very good friends in this town and we are quite settled here. It is just there is sooooooooo much water that surrounds me, at times it feels like drowning. I am a Taurus, an earth spirit. The ocean to the left of me the river to the right of me and the rain that seems to never stop on top of me. I long for the mountains, for the desert, for a place that I can feel the warmth of the sun on my face. In my mind I live in this place and then I open my eyes to this.
This is out my back door. It is suppose to rain for the next week.
This is out my front window
OK, I am not completely ungrateful for all that I have. I know how fortunate I am. With all that is going on in our country and my biggest compliant is the rain and weather, well it seems pretty stupid.
I think I will go bake something.
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