Arrived safely. Walked around Venice in a jet-lagged daze. Saw some friends. Celebrated New Year’s. Meet some new friends. Still exhausted. The first day found some cloudy bits occupying my mind that has to do more with not speaking the language than anything. See, my Italian friends here have in the past had a multi-national crowd to it and I have always had a non-Italian friend around. Now, it is all Italian all the time and naturally, understandably, they speak Italian when together. So to say I’ve been in a fog is an understatement. Immersion hopefully will be the best teacher because that is what I’m experiencing. My schooling starts January 15th and then confusion will unwrap itself to reveal clarity. Since 2006 was about self discovery, I hope 2007 to be about communication and all of its facets. Buon anno!
When I’m not so out of it, expect more of the details of what’s going on. Lots of fun so far. But now for some unpacking and nesting in my rented room.