Wednesday, January 24, 2018


Sabino Canyon
Many years ago, before I lived in Key West, I spent some time in the southern island of Ibiza off the coast of Spain. It was a lovely place really. This was before it became a party playground for wealthy European young people.

We rented a finca (farmhouse) overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. I think it cost us some absurdly low rent like $50 a month. It was lovely. Everywhere you walked was the scent of Rosemary since it grew everywhere.

This morning when I went out to feed the birds, there was something familiar about the light or the smell. I am not sure what it was but it triggered a flood of memories about that time and place in my life. I guess there are many similarities. A warm, dry climate. Lots of sun. No ocean of course, but still.....the memories were somehow brought to mind.

I only have one week left here. I am feeling rather sad about that. But when I go back I will ready the condo for sale and hopefully it will sell quickly so that we can move shortly after graduation.

Yesterday my friend Bob and I walked 3 miles in Sabino Canyon. I think that is the farthest I have walked in a very long time. Maybe ever.  I hope to do more when I finally live here.



Robbie said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your time out west.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Oh man, the time is flying by. I suspect it will go quickly now since you have so much to do to prepare for the move. Is the housing market ripe in your area? It WAS booming here before this last year. Houses were being grabbed off the market the day they were listed. Now it has slowed pretty darned much with a house down the road being vacant since summer. But I think there is a huge market for condos and upper valued apartments in the city. The move from the suburbs began here, probably later than the rest of the country since this IS the Midwest.
xx, Carol

Caterina Giglio said...

What a lovely flood of memories to come back to you, I love it when that happens. I will hope your property sells quickly so may return to sweet memories..