Saturday, October 6

some day I will write a book


My heart is full.

The truth is, I had absolutely no idea how SquamItalia! was going to be-- I didn't know if it would be able to have the spirit, the heart, the feeling that characterizes a squam experience-- it's not that I was anxious about it -- there honestly wasn't time for me to create that kind of head space for myself leading up to it, but once here-- the settling in, the bumps and hiccups of running a program in a new place for the first time-- let alone one in a country where things are done differently, cultural expectations are different, and where I do not speak the language -- well, it was easy to feel concerned.

The happy news is: wow. This morning and last night and yesterday afternoon-- the conversations, the connections that have happened for me are more than I could have imagined. There is so much I want to say, so much I want to share-- but there is not the time for that kind of reflection and journaling--

and so I will leave you with a glimpse and a promise: some day I will write a book.


bisous, e


  1. I had no doubts it would be amazing. And I am TOTALLY COVETING that gorgeous painting in photo 5: WOW!

  2. oh so happy to hear that italy has been amazing, i never doubted it with you leading the show

    now...a few things:

    1. is my mom there somewhere, or did you guys let her wander off?

    2. your pictures are stunning, the colors in the first picture took my breath away, and the light coming through the olive branch- seriously beautiful.

    3. you are never allowed to go to italy again without me. watching all of this take place from providence is just not cool.

    4. i want to read your book, so can you get on writing that, like in your spare time?

    okay, off to play trucks in the backyard while you all bask in italian glory. nope not bitter at all.


  3. Oh my goodness - it looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!! The photo of the olives, the photo of Flora, the countryside . . . just beautiful. Of course it was a success! xo

  4. i love you. That is all (and everything) xxxxx

  5. Gorgeous. I am so looking forward to reading that book! But finish the one you're already writing first so I can read THAT. Not that I am Not at all.

    Sending you love all the way to Italy....xoxo

  6. i'm SO happy that you had a great time! WOW is right. your photos are (as always) stunning.

    wish I could have been there to hug you in person. maybe next time you are in london we can do lunch again (or just coffee - i know how busy you are..)


  7. All I can say is thank-you. My heart is full-to-bursting and I am so tired I don't have any more words than that. I am so grateful for you and beyond glad to have connected with you!!

    big love!

  8. ohh....waiting for your book. you have a way with your words.

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  10. i am so full of love for you and the magic space you have created with your whole heart.
    i hope every single woman has the opportunity to go to squam and play and create and laugh and BE SEEN.
    thank the universe for you (and random robots, feather and gelato ;)

  11. Che bello! Yes, adding this to my must-do list (my girl has already promised me she would attend!) ... and you KNOW I will be the first one lined up to buy your book! So, start thinking about the inscription ...

    ti amo xoxo


  12. oh...these photos and the love and sweetness and fullness of your words, your heart.
    so happy. for you. for those who were able to attend.

  13. Such. Gorgeous. Photos. Hopped over from A Picturebook Life, and I hope to hear more of your time later!
    Catherine Denton

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