Fortune without Fame
How fortunate to travel for business and see sights between working days. We love to learn the customs, values, and pick up language phrases for polite greetings. Because we will soon be on a flight back to California, I will now record and publish a few true stories. At the moment I feel grateful for sitting in the hotel lobby writing to readers and fans. In fact, due to having a desk in our room I continued conceptually to plan this post far beyond lunchtime. By the. time I made it downstairs, the restaurant, La Sala, the rooms overflowed with three dozen guests. Apparently, a birthday party seemed in full swing, guests’ laughter spilled even into the lobby.
Loops do not a squiggle make
Being anonymous when I’m producing new material has become a favorite habit of mine. I enjoy disappearing from time to time, thereby defending my privacy. Yet being mostly an unknown foreigner presented a small challenge.
Not speaking German, waiters and waitresses waved me on with perplexed faces. The server who knew me from working our table seemed the only staff who spoke English. I imagined that would help, but he tucked me into a wine alcove at an empty table for six.
The fact that there was zero Wi-Fi in that section of bar and restaurant sent me back to the food service reception. With an idea to order soup and bread to go, I waited as full platers of aromatic meals wafted by in servers hands.
After a while, I gave up and walked to the lobby to serve myself a hot chocolate. As I settled in a lobby chair to continue this article, the waiter who spoke English found me.
“Where did you go.” He asked. Then he bought the most delicious creamy potato soup. A gratifying ending to my quest for a light luncheon. Wish I could share the aroma and taste.
Greek marble bust in the Louvre Musse, Paris, France
A blank page sent my mind into a TIZZY
So, when I read WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge, eagerly I accepted.
I am known for taking way too many photos. Do it to jog memory but also to create images to stimulate poetry, memoirs, and travel stories for my family. My mother, Evelyn has a birthday coming up in May. My sister, Denise, dear to me, will want to know what we saw and did. My daughter, beloved, Taylor, and Winnie will get our photographic slideshow or video version.
Where do you see squiggly lines?
The above two photographs, taken on my mobile phone, display a wall of the mural by the Italian painter, Botticelli. This photo blog bows to the book, Where’s Waldo? A nod to the fun kids enjoy at figuring out visual puzzles.
Thanks for reading. This post inspiration came from the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines. To read more on this topic click the link.
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