31 January 2008

All good things

…must come to an end.

The Christmas holidays officially end on Saturday with Candlemas. Carnevale will be over when celebrants fold their tents February 5th, Martedi Grasso. Can’t say I’m sorry to see either of these seasons pass, except insofar as I am reminded how my time here in Venice flies.

But I will miss these sparkly holiday lights outside my windows. Their firefly glimmer is even prettier when dispersed through my Venetian lace curtains. They have kept me company many hard, dark nights in December and January. What a stroke of luck that the city hung them right at my primo piano level!