I am very private. I love italy, visiting my sicilian village, working on my meager italian, and swapping stories with my cousin who like I tries to travel thru sicily and butchers relationships with relatives (who did you offend this time?), italian friends and mamas on every turn. Those clumsy, clumsy americans. Movies - The Red Shoes, Amarcord, Cinema Paradiso, Les Enfants du Paradis, My Cousin Vinny. Food - gutsy southern italian food - eggplant, fish, pasta con bottarga, pasta ai scoglie di mare, arancini, and the calabrese figs!
I am a wallflower and dry up in the hot sun. Once burned, twice cautious. Between the northern california fog and the burning August sun of Sicily and Calabria I should be able to find a happy medium. But enough about me. Reading Andrea Camilleri's Detective Montalbano series just because we heard so much about it during our one week stay in Ragusa Provincia, Sicily this August. Loving it.
Plangloss' motto - in the best of all possible world's, everything happens for the best.