I experience every emotion here in Genova. I'm sure of it.
After a terrible night, a story too long to tell, I woke tired and wondered if I could put myself back together for the day ahead but I did. Of course I did.
I was meeting Stefano, a good friend to me. He had introduced me to a rather remarkable man some time ago and I had asked if I might return and interview Mr Giovanni Grasso Fravega for my book.
It was agreed and I have just spent the most delightful couple of hours with both men, asking my questions, having them translated, and listening ... wishing, as always, that I had learned Italian by now.
Giovanni Grasso Fravego is a gifted artist, with a career that spans decades, but he is also a man with a rather impressive historical knowledge of Genova. I look forward to working with his words. I took photographs too, as he has an exhibition there in the studio he shares with Pier Canosa.
Afterwards, Stefano took me over to the top of the highest building in Genova where I was able to take photographs of the city spread out before me. It was stunning! It's another clear blue-sky day here.
Then to lunch at one of the many delightful restaurants here in the city. I don't have the name but the food was delicious. I enjoyed a pasta dish, containing a sprinkling of dried and grated unmentionable parts of tuna, preceded by a plate of fried anchovies.
Sometimes I have I no idea how to ease myself back into the world after hours spent like this however there are photographs to edit and a recorded interview to organise.
To give you a sense of today, here in Genova ... a first glimpse.