Posted by: main street writers | November 16, 2012

Wanted

Wanted:

– Exploration. Reflection. Bigger questions and quieter, simpler answers.

I want to stand at the entrance of a cave carved into volcanic rock by Etruscans, 3,000 years ago.  Caves for protection; for storing grains and wine and water; for housing doves and olive presses.  I want to know how it feels to stand in that doorway.

I want to meet local people, over wine and conversation…  or in a kitchen that serves up fresh, local specialties to local patrons.

I want timeless time for a little while.  To explore. To discover. To reflect on where I’ve been, and where I might go from here.

– Options for writing around the edges.

I want to rekindle the urge to create. I want to write.  Not necessarily the formal, official kind – more the meandering, wondering kind. 

Writing – that wondering kind – is a lot like travel: it offers up surprises and new perceptions.  It’s sometimes confounding, usually better than planned … and always nourishing somewhere deep inside.

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– No pressures required:

No promptness, rushing, or otherwise quietly hollering, “go faster, quicker, better…!”

– Room for the unexpected:

Delight, discovery, company, and the occasional nap.


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Slow Travel:  Orvieto, Italy  

May 12-18, 2013

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Olive groves, vineyards, art

– Frà Angelico, Luca Signorelli, Greco  –

Cobblestone streets. Thursday open market.  Perspective.  

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“A good thought, like a good donkey, is something

to be nurtured.  Neither likes to be rushed.”

–Slow Travel Europe

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More….

Orvieto, writing, and donkey-pace

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– Further temptation and information:

our hosts:  Adventures in Italy

details and registration: Pathways to Discovery

website:  www.mainstreetwriters.com

email: mainstreetwriters@gmail.com

Orvieto Doorways … Rest, Relax and Reflect … Pigeon Holes … Giovanni’s Vineyard

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