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2.01.2007

Why I live in Ischia #4


Just the other day as I was finishing my lazy breakfast, I heard the resident rooster calling. I went outside to investigate.
The morning had been dreary, but just in front of me through the "window" on my balcony I noticed the sun finally penetrating those persistent clouds, low over the mountain. I came out of an open-mouthed stupor induced by the strangest light I've ever seen in time to get my camera so that I could share with you one special moment from my day.
The light had changed, but the image remained. I took a deep breath of cool island air and thanked the rooster for reminding me why I'm here.

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17 Comments:

Blogger Waspgoddess said...

That's a stunning image, I'm now officially depressed :(

But I'm confused, do you live in a cave?

2/01/2007 3:43 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

depressed! there's nothing more depressing than living in a cave. that's probably why i had no idea that justin timberlake and cameron diaz were broken up.

2/01/2007 4:15 AM

 
Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Tracie B. believe me I would give up seeing Us magazine's screaming headlines (CAMERON IS MAD AT JUSTIN FOR DATING JESSICA BIEL) to see views like yours.

gorgeous photo.

2/01/2007 12:50 PM

 
Blogger Ms Adventures in Italy said...

Beautiful, beautiful.

Tracie, have you updated to Beta yet? For some reason I'm not getting your RSS feed updates...will investigate.

2/01/2007 2:37 PM

 
Anonymous J.Doe said...

Beautiful photo!

2/01/2007 2:48 PM

 
Anonymous Silvia said...

In which commune are you living, Tracie? Just curious b/c my family live in Forio.

2/01/2007 3:37 PM

 
Anonymous Misti said...

That is a great pic! Didn't you see it coming? I mean the man who brought SexyBack just can't be tied down :) He has work to do!

2/01/2007 4:00 PM

 
Blogger Madelyne said...

Im jealous.

2/01/2007 5:01 PM

 
Blogger Sicilian said...

What a beautiful pic. Ahhhhhhhh. . . it is so far. . . so inviting. . . enjoy.
Ciao

2/01/2007 8:20 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

nyc--you cannot possibly be serious ;)

ms. adv--yes i did, they made me do it. now you're speaking some langwige dat im not fermilyer wit

jdoe--thanks!

silvia--i am technically in forio, but just on the border with lacco ameno. i "work" and shop and socialize in lacco, so i kind of consider myself to live there

hey misti! you never liked cameron anyway...

madelyne--no need! every place has its problems.

sicilian--i will :)

2/02/2007 12:33 AM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Nice pic...love the sunflare!

2/02/2007 8:00 AM

 
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Nice pic...love the sunflare!

2/02/2007 8:01 AM

 
Blogger Mari said...

That is so beautiful!

2/03/2007 6:19 PM

 
Blogger woman wandering said...

Okay but ... she writes, taking a deep breath, this doesn't help me with why I'm living in Belgium ... doesn't help me at all, she mutters more to herself.

I can't link to you because I can't have the option of reading you everyday ... it would finish my relationship with the Belgian.

Keep sharing, clearly I have this thing for paining my soul and you write so well that you make me smile, in spite of the fact that I'm living in Belgium because of this Belgian bloke that I met.

2/07/2007 2:59 PM

 
Blogger woman wandering said...

p.s. i didn't know justin and cameron were together and so missed their seperation!!

hmmm, i should go back to learning dutch. clearly, not being able to read the magazines at the supermarket checkout is effecting my knowledge base in serious ways.

2/07/2007 3:01 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

woman wandering (and flattering)--wow! what a compliment :) but i've been to belgium and it's beautiful too! and the beer...

2/08/2007 8:45 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spent many summers in casamicciola - my aunt lived there. The saddest day of my life was when my father sold the family home. My dream is to live in Ischia someday. You're an inspiration. What kind of "work" do you do. I wonder how I can support myself.

2/13/2007 8:14 PM

 

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