Italy

Seaside Lotus

Krishnamurti, teacher of many things, I am studying this, and many philosophies.  Its easy to see why so many great thinkers came from Italy, it is the natural progression of the human to wonder why we are given the beauty of this place… It is possible to disconnect from the trap of the rat race and be introspective, here between the sea and the mountains, far from everything I know- even the English language.  The distance from here is enough…

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Indian summer ride

I keep checking the signs to make sure we are still in Germany, because if we are then I am still closer to my beautiful tryst with the land and the sea, warm Indian summer, decadent taste of fruit from the tree still lingers.  Although this bus ride is pretty uncomfortable, I know the end brings me closer to landlocked confusion. No one on this bus speaks a drop of English.  I went to the wrong place for the bathrooms…

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Fruit of Calabria

The next day we continue our expedition to the second archeological ruin atop the nearby mountain.  At the base a shrine and chapel to the statue of Mary.  The cactuses here grow  rampant along the slope of the mountain we hiked up to get there.  We arrived early, before ten o’clock and stayed for several hours.  Lizards run around, changing colors as they travel over the hot sandy rocks, and playing in the bushes. Fruit seems so abundant in the…

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Teatro Ruderi

It feels as old as it looks when your voice echoes through the mountainside and the inside of the walls of the amphitheater near the church ruins.  Walking through it, my guide described events held here during the summer; music, plays and festivals.  I appreciate the theater because of its simplicity, natural acoustics in this panoramic  backdrop of mountains, valleys and Tyrrhenian blue sea. From there it was an easy walk to the first church.  It is still under reconstruction,…

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