Ten of us came to Italy for ten days to a relatively inexpensive villa in Massa Lubrense, near Sorrento. Perfect weather. Re-visited many places I’ve been before: Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri with its the Blue Grotto (which didn’t affect me as dramatically as before), Positano and Amalfi. From the villa we can walk along the coast to a picturesque small port for coffee, pick up some sandwiches and be on our way.
Even better news is that we got to do many new things, including hiking up to Vesuvius and finally getting to Ravello and the Archeological Museum in Naples. The photo (sorry for the poor quality—I obviously shot it myself) is of a woman from Pompeii. Isn’t the quality of the tiling astounding? She seems better depicted than many do with cameras these days. Hard to believe this is work done over two thousand years ago.
I am indeed lucky. When we get home Kate will walk across the stage at Georgetown, after which we’ll have to call her Doctor Mama Kate, and also view Johnna’s photographs in yet another exhibition, this one in San Francisco. Scotty will be there at the graduation and I’ll see him again the next month, when June brings me to New Haven for their writing conference. No one deserves such luck as this.
Causes Kevin Arnold Supports
Poetry Center San Jose, East Palo Alto Police Activities League (EPA PAL), Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Yale Writing Conference, Gold Rush Writers