In the mood for summer

I’ve done most of the job. I still have to read some stuff and there’s an upcoming Skype call but I am almost officially on holiday, namely I don’t have to commute anymore and I don’t have biz trips until September. Everything can be done at home, yuppie! I’ve worked a lot this year but it’s been all worth it. I am tired and I am not, if you can see what I mean. When you like what you’re doing and you achieve the goals it’s rewarding. I am now ready to take the back seat and read while someone’s is driving. Except for this weekend when I’ll be driving to Cortona while my partner will be taking more than one nap 😉

I feel good. It’s summer, not too hot and I have enough free time to visit friends & go away for long weekends. 

I also finished The Goldfinch…. on the plane. Wow, the end is WONDERFUL. You just have to get there, as I mentioned elsewhere, it’s a looong book. What am I going to read next? I’ve already started the first book written by Donna Tartt but I might need something lighter and more attuned to my “summer mood”. The Secret History is set in cold Vermont! Any suggestions? Also, a shorter book would work at the moment as I still have other reading commitments and a tight deadline to meet.



I am with I. in a place that looks like a monastery by a river. Actually, it is a nice monastery. There are people (tourists? pilgrims?) I have never met who are at the small monastery because there is a nun who is a fortune teller and also – but I am not entirely sure about it – because it seems that Mary (yes, the mother of Jesus) appears there.

I don’t know why I am with I. as she is not my “friend” but apparently we are pretty close. Swimming in the river is not easy but it is nonetheless pleasant until the current gets too strong and I get out.

I go to see the nun. First, I confess my sins. “I haven’t had confession for years, since I was a child”, I say. She is not upset by this and takes my hand “You are going to have twins”. 

…. I wake up thinking about this place which looked so peaceful in my dream. But… twins??!