An Italian Easter

All of a sudden, people are everywhere! Its Easter Sunday in Italy, and after a miserable wet day yesterday, there is not a cloud in the sky today. From completely vacant streets, Italians have emerged from their cold damp stone homes to feel the warmth of the sun.

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Sister Lynn and niece Julie
Sister Lynn and niece Julie

I am here visiting my sister on their Easter break. My brother-in-law is partaking in a European sailing regtta. Due to yesterdays weather, they did not get to race, so today they are playing catch up. My camera is amazing. The sail boats below are a long way out. This photo is great!

On the topic of technology, I flew over here as a proud Canadian Blackberry user, especially because I only live an hour away from the Blackberry company, RIM. Most of Malta uses them. The smartphones are popular over here. The Blackberry Playbook is a piece of junk. I cannot blog on it and that is what I bought it for. I have spent hours battling with my playbook. RIM, you have let me down big time.

sailing regattaI am not able to get out and savour agriculture here unfortunately. I miss the easy walks of Gozo. The big difference that I have noticed so far is that farm stands sell freshly pressed olive oil. And artichokes are in season. We went to a farmers market, and I have been enjoying thermal baths, medieval villages and fine meals instead of agriculture! Back to work soon!

Italian market
So many cheeses and deli meats!

Spending the day with Margot, also here for the sailing, from Montreal!

Spending the day with Margot, also here for the sailing, from Montreal!

Published by Kaytlyn Creutzberg, BSc, NSch, MA

#SayItLikeItIs: In her two years of graduate work (2016-2018), Kaytlyn learned the art of bearing witness to an unheard collection of stories about human dignity. She first explored how she could apply a spiritual care therapeutic model to how farmers relate to their land. Realizing a greater cultural narrative was implicated, she then studied the impact of collective memory on cultural narratives and the pervasive "don't care" attitudinal construct towards Earth and Her landscapes. (formerly Gayl)

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