I’m a little ashamed to admit that we needed time off from our year off, but that’s the case. We have been in Italy for  10 days and have done almost nothing but this. Lounging by the pool in Umbria, by the seaside in Sperlonga. The Italians would call it dolce far niente, sweet doing-nothing. I don’t think I realized how exhausted I was, on so many levels, until we got here and I could release all the effort of learning and experiencing….everything this year. As Terence said, looking out on these Umbrian hills, “it’s nice to see hilltops that are not crowned with settlements.”

It’s a ridiculously blessed life. We’re surrounded by Terence’s family and looking forward to a reunion with mine next week once we are back in the U.S.

About hilarymead

Taking two young kids, a great husband, and a whole lot of questions to Jerusalem for a year's sabbatical.
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