The Power of Words ~ Romancing Italy

Dec 5, 2008

The Power of Words

I have an small but incredibly amazing group of friends. Each person nurtures me in their own unique way and I am grateful for their years of friendship.

Maybe it was my vivid and scary dreams last night that made me wake up this morning feeling completely hopeless and afraid of I don't know what. I know I am not alone with this experience. That foreboding and despair that seems to come from no-where for no apparent reason. And even if there is a reason for it, the "feeling" is still the same.

I opened my email and there was a message from a friend. She was passing on a prayer of hope, that couldn't have been more timely for me.

  • It made me remember that I am not alone, even if there are times I am physically alone.
  • I saw that distance is no barrier for friendship, especially in this day and age.
  • There will be times when we can't have the benefit of touch, but the appropriate words can many times adequately take it's place.

Thank you to my dear friends back home who have been a fountain of strength and support over the years in so many ways. And thanks to the new friends I am making online who through their blogs have given me another community, another place to belong.


  1. Ciao,
    When I saw an interesting header "Romancing Italy", I stopped by to review your blog, it seems fantastic. I lived in Italy at my youth. I still travel to Italy at every possibility. I'll spend more time to review your whole blog.
    Best wishes from Istanbul,

  2. Hi Rengin,
    Thanks for stopping by. I can't think of a better time to live in Italy...when you are young and hopefully, carefree. It really can be enjoyed. I love this country. Seems you do too as you visit at every opportunity. Talk to you again soon.



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