‘Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life’

Anna Akhmatova

It’s there instantly, the flash and widening of  the eyes, pupils dilate. The slight movement towards me almost imperceptible unless you watch for it. At the service station filling up with petrol, at the supermarket chatting to the person waiting behind me….everyone I meet!

It’s the recognition of a dream….an Italian Dream

‘We’re moving to Italy, we bought an old farm house at the foot of the Alps in Italy to renovate.’

It only takes those few words and the dreams are shared, a long held dream to travel the world, to see the sights and taste the life seen only in movies.

The myth of  “Under the Tuscan Sun” is savored, that gorgeous guy from the movie “Eat Pray Love” is drooled over  then compared to the reality of current partners who may not be quite so romantic.

What hope do our men have, really?

For as long as I can remember I wanted to travel the world.

As a child I dreamed of being a wanderer, a pirate princess in search of treasure, an explorer always flying high without a net. Dreaming big, is something we all do, mostly when we are children.

So when did we start to dream safely, or not at all?

I have a curious nature, I’m an art lover, gypsy soul, fascinated by people, an avid reader, adventure, challenge, new language, new people and new culture…I crave these things.

Who knows why, maybe just in my blood…my brother never left Australia and only left the state to see car races in Queensland….who knows?

I bet my Grandmother had a dream…my Great Grandmother (that’s her in the photo with all her Grandchildren including my Mum), what were her dreams?

Now her great, great grand daughter is on her second passport and has seen more of the world than all of the women in my family…

Most only just dream. I want to be sure in my final years I didn’t say “I wish”, or “I should’ve done” no matter what the dream is I plan to fulfill it!

My Italian Dream will come true.

It’s the same for coming to Italy, it is my dream.

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I could never live happily in one place forever, the world is just too wonderful to miss.

You only ever get one life, so don’t be afraid to Dream Big and pursue your dream.

How about you, what is your Dream?

Could it be an Italian Dream?

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