You'll have to forgive me; it's been a long time since I've written in this blog. I am rusty. And tired.
All 8 students and I converged within hours of each other today, most of us wasted after crossing the Atlantic through the night. Our home for the next week is a centuries old villa in the busy newer area of Florence, a 15 minute walk to Il Duomo.
Debra and Ivano Zamperla, our hosts, made sure everybody was safely 'at home,' grocery shopped and prepared out dinner while a few of us caught a few hours of recuperative sleep. 6:30--Dinner, cooked by Ivan and Debra: bruschetta, Tuscan white beans, salad, medallions of turkey and pork, tiramisu cake.
Tomorrow we tour the city. Workshop begins Monday. I have fallen asleep 6 times trying to write these few paragraphs. I have to go to bed.