Though I'm a fast reader, this book was impossible to speed through! To miss any one of Mayes' delectable adjectives would have decreased the sensory pleasure derived from her description of a season in her restored villa in Cortona.
I finished the book while traveling to and from Ohio to visit my mother (and father) yesterday. I'm inspired to live more fully, eat more slowly, celebrate longer, and breathe more deeply the air around me.
I may never travel to Italy, but I shall consider our backyard "My Tuscany" and spend some quality time right here! There's plenty of traveling for me to do in Harlan.*
*I have traveled a good deal in Concord.- Henry David Thoreau