Category Archives: Lifestyle

Beauty is Not Just for the Eyes

The other morning I was at the dining room table working on some notes. In front of me was a newly potted basil plant, a bowl of apples, and our cat, Volver, who was taking a nap on some of … Continue reading

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Propagating Friendship

Summer before last as we were getting ready to leave Paros, my neighbor and adopted sister, Angeliki, gave me some cuttings from her canna lilies. I carefully wrapped them and replanted them once back in Rome. One part I planted … Continue reading

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The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Autumn Pyjamas

The leaves are falling even on my pyjamas.

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Rita’s Periwinkle

My neighbor left flowers for me. I put them in a pot next to the door. They’re better than a welcome mat.

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