Under the Tuscan Sun

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Any day under the Tuscan sun is a day well spent. Thanks for sharing your fresh air, beauty, and serenity with us, Cortona. xo ~ e.

*Quotes from Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun

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“A Chinese poet many centuries ago noticed that to re-create something in words is like being alive twice. ”

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“There is no technique, there is just the way to do it.
Now, are we going to measure or are we going to cook?”

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“What a strange mind, to cover the real thing with an imitation of something real.”

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“I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew.”

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“Any arbitrary turning along the way and I would be elsewhere; I would be different.”

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“The bricked-up fourteenth-century “doors of the dead” are still visible. These ghosts of doors beside the main entrance were designed, some say, to take out the plague victims—bad luck for them to exit by the main entrance. I notice in the regular doors, people often leave their keys in the lock.”

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“We were given one country and we’ve set up in another.”

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“Life offers you a thousand chances… all you have to do is take one.”

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3 thoughts on “Under the Tuscan Sun

  1. Dauenheimer says:

    I like the Chinese poet’s observation. Must be why you enjoy writing so much. Congratulations on getting published! Love, Nana

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