I have been waiting for my writing voice to return ... waiting for my desire to process photographs endlessly ... waiting for my creativity to reappear.
Tonight, perhaps it has begun to arrive.
It was the oddest kind of day. A 15 minute photo-shoot turned into 8 hours of, sometimes, epic journey that began as I leapt from my train, fearing the doors might close on me but knowing I must leap because Mr Crazy Dog was barking up a storm out on mainstreet, and Miss 10 appeared to be the innocent cause. Or so I was told over the phone.
Crisis averted, I finally caught up with Simon and Paola, over in Brussels, photographed their renovations and talked ..a lot :-) Well, perhaps all that talking was me. Paola is the friend who so generously allows me to use her apartment in Genova. I wanted to catch her up on stories from Genova ... this is my excuse for all the talking.
8 hours after leaving home, I returned. Falling asleep on the train between Brussels and Antwerp but waking in time to get off at the right station.
Tonight, 10.30pm, I began to download a treasure trove of photographs. A portrait session I did at Lake Como, with my delightful business partner, Helen.
And during the downloading I discovered the image below, taken during a lunch with Andrea, from IC Bellagio. Thank you to Andrea for the lunch and for the conversation. It was a lovely way to say goodbye to this country I've come to love.
So many more stories to follow in the days and weeks ahead although ... I'm packing for Norway. I have a photography workshop there soon. Not only that, it's summer too. My little cup runneth over.