Thursday, August 14, 2008

Resisting the Inevitable

I went to Rome with my friend, Michelle, in March of 2007. It was an art history tour of the Eternal City. I am not much of a tour girl, but I was totally blind sided when I fell in love with the city. It was an inexplicable passion. I think I might have been meant to live there.

This is a little funny because I am thoroughly New England. I am not fashion conscious, I work for fun, food is something to power my body instead of to enjoy and I might even be a Type A. The antithesis of the Roman lifestyle.

Last week I received a notice from the gentleman who led our tour that he is going again in March of 2009..... and I can't stop thinking about it. I am looking for a reason that I HAVE to go. Perhaps my little sister who has been wanting to go to Italy needs a companion? Maybe Michelle wants to go again? I have even googled the hotel where we stayed to see if I could just rent a room and skip the tour.

Being a business owner in our sad economy means that I have to consider every penny I spend. My obsessive visiting of Rome in my head tells me that I will be going. Maybe not next year, but soon.


LYC said...

A girl's gotta do what her heart says to!

Michelle said...

It is your heart, not your head.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I agree... I think that the connection, and feeling like maybe you had even been meant to live there, is reason enough. :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Oh, I forgot to say that I wish I lived closer to you... if only so you could have the doublefile viburnum that you crave. I have one that doesn't like my dry soil enough for me to keep babying it along, and I'm looking for a new home for it. (And yet I like it too much to give it to my Mom, which is my usual way of killing plants off without having to be directly responsible for the death, lol.)

SMC said...

I would love to be closer to you to BSG- so I could get that Doublefile Viburnum!

Using you mother for killing off plants... hmmm... I feel another post coming on, but I use my mother for different things.