Leaving San Francisco isn’t going to be easy. I love this city and will miss everything about it. I remember the first day I moved here. I stepped out onto the stoop of my apartment building, looked around and decided there was nowhere in the world I would rather be…then I found Orvieto. Italy. In the next three months I am going to enjoy every single minute of my life here, appreciate all the things San Francisco and Marin County have to offer, and say good-bye with no regrets…
I exited the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the DeYoung Museum today flabbergasted. I am shattered by Gaultier’s genius. I’ve never seen clothes so beautiful, expressions so unfiltered, gowns so outrageously sublime, outfits so over-the-top delightful. Each one was lovely and funny and smart and more incredible than the next. His masterpieces are astonishing. I wonder if Jean Paul Gaultier knows how brilliant he is? I think so.
It’s a great thing to be leaving somewhere on a high, so to speak. Toni, you and I both know there are trade offs but that in Umbria, I hope, you will have the joy your heart craves and the energy to see and do even more. SF sounds a lot like Melbourne without the bay and yet…. Take care my dear. A presto. Abbracci,
Toni, good grief. I came across this blog and I don’t know quite how, but I saw who wrote it and my jaw dropped….I went to Jr. High School with you. I love your writing (almost prose) and honesty. FYI: My husband and I live in Switzerland at this time and we have not gone to Italy yet, but I have been planning the trip. There is so much to do and see.
Susan Peltz Johnson
Susan. Oh my god, it is such a small world! What are you doing in Switzerland and where are you living? Well, I guess you’ll plan your trip and one of the stops will have to be Orvieto. I am moving there permanently on November 1. Thank you for such a lovely compliment. Keep in touch and hope to see you soon. (I’ve never been to Switzerland either, so I’ll have to make it a point now!). Hugs. Toni