Melon gelato

img-ilgelato_250x188Doesn’t it feel like some books are too sacred to write upon? I go back and forth, and have various procedures. I’m embarrassed to say that for my favorite books (some of the ones I use for class) I have two copies on the shelf–one desk copy in which I’ve written, and one pristine. I always want the visually uncluttered reading experience, when possible…or at least I fantasize that somehow I can go back to the time of that first reading, and experience it again.

Now it strikes me that it’s like a specific cone of melon gelato I had in Italy last month. The melon gelato was so good, I immediately wanted to experience that cone again. I sit at my desk in Ohio and regret not going back for another, but it would not have been the same.

(I think the gelato was here: http://www.gelateriamillevoglie.it/ilgelato.html)

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4 responses to “Melon gelato

  1. You were in Italy? Lucky girl. I do the same thing with books – and often buy cheapish to-write-on copies through Amazon or at book sales.

  2. Umm…it might not be the same, it might be even BETTER than you remembered!

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