1. I just finished reading "Under the Tuscan Sun". It is incredibly beautiful.
    She talks about the movie at the very end and how they gave her an Italian lover. I've put it on hold at the library.
  2. I started reading it while I was staying on a vineyard in Tuscany. The two experiences just enhanced each other.
  3. Parts of the book made my heart ache.
  4. What would it be like to split your time between two countries?
  5. To immerse yourself in a culture and language that are not your own?
  6. My parents lived a life like that while I was growing up.
    England, Germany, Japan
  7. But I was too young to remember much.
    Except I remember I was tired of castles. I was an idiot.
  8. I suddenly can't imagine living in Utah for the rest of my life. Or even the rest of this year.
  9. There is a pull to go out and explore. See new things and meet new people and be somewhere OLD.
    America is such a baby. We've got nothing on Europe.
  10. But then. Then I look around my house and I think of all the things I want to do here.
    Plant pumpkins, fix the fireplace, paint a room orange, put in a fire pit out back...
  11. And I like where I'm at. For now, at least.
    But someday after I've pulled out all the ivy along the fence, I'll move to a new city and new house and new experience.
  12. And for now, I booked a flight to Paris.
    Two European trips in four months? Don't mind if I do.