Today I'm back in RivaToday was the first day back in Riva for a long time! It was nice to be here. I am enjoying the book we're reading in English for the first time all semester, I had a great prayer time earlier where I got my focus back on target, and a good afternoon of getting stuff done.
Tonight's feature: Spring in Riva San Vitale. Everything is so beautiful here now. The grass is green and lush, many kinds of flowers are blooming everywhere--yellow ones, little daisies, and violets are all over the grass, not to mention daffodils and anything else people have planted, white trees are blooming everywhere, and the trees on the mountains are turning green. It's turning into a totally different place than it was this winter. It really makes me feel different about Riva--instead of feeling like I'm struggling to maintain a peaceful, whole existence here, I feel like it's becoming a garden where I'll want to stay. Speaking of which, the Casa has a garden. It's a very nice little European garden, with tables and chairs, a terrace, some grapevines on a trellis, shrubs, a little maze of gravel path in the shrubs, palmetto trees with hairy trunks, and flowers. It's beautiful. I really like having it there. I plan to use it as much as I can before I leave. :)