All writers need time to refresh their thoughts and recharge their batteries. Encountering new places and experiences stimulate these processes. I’m just back from a holiday in Italy and my mind is still whirring from my adventure.
In Sorrento I experienced life in a lively, warm town, discovering pretty sunsets, wonderful architecture and hidden curiosities – plus the most trusting cat I’ve ever seen, having its afternoon nap in the middle of a busy sidewalk.
In Pompeii I stepped into an amazingly modern town, as it was almost two thousand years ago, and imagined myself in that world.
After a steep climb up Mount Vesuvius I was sobered to look into the mouth of a volcano that is still active, knowing what it had done to Pompeii.
Capri’s physical beauty and elite society were both intriguing.
I had the chance to conquer my fear of heights (briefly) as I rode a chairlift to the island’s highest point. It was worth it – the view was breathtaking!
With all these images filling my mind, I’m ready to get back to writing.