Sunday, June 1, 2008

mucha mucha

life goes on here in madrid. it is wonderful to come back and see the city through new eyes. not only have my friend's and their lives changed, the city itself has changed in many ways... and i see even more clearly i have too. i am overwhelmed by memories that i forgot i had until i walk by a building, cross a foot bridge, see a longtime friend... i am reminded of the girl i was when i lived here, the girl i seem to be now, and it's wonderful to imagine who i hope to be... when i left new york the sun was hight in the sky and warmth was in the air. here in madrid it is cool, rainy and breezy. i like the heat, so i must wait until the powers that be say that the sun can shine on this side of the pond. while walking in the rain the other day, i found my way to the first 'mucha' exhibit in spain. i've seen the art work before, but i've not had the opportunity to study the artist, or take a moment to ponder his creations. beautiful women in the midst of nature. i am moved and excited about having the time to roam around the city while my mind reflects upon what moves me externally as well as internally... oh, i got my luggage back after a few days. i was happy to see my stuff... creature comforts you know. and i'm working out the living arrangements with the help of friends. poco a poco...

8 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

What a nice surprise, to learn you are in Spain. Ah, the romance and adventure of transatlantic travel...

Sorry to hear the living arrangements did not go as planned, however, that is part of the fun and experience of travel (okay,maybe not so much *fun* sometimes....)

I hope that gets resolved to your satisfaction soon, and also glad for the reunion with your valise.

I hope you are going to be posting about your life there, I look forward to it.

smilnsigh said...

Hello. I just saw your comment in Lavinia's blog and I was mesmerized by its name. The simply beautiful name of a perfume...

I'm not French in background but do think the language has such a beautiful sound. In fact, I have named a couple of my blogs, with the French way of saying them. {'In the mind of a grandmother' certainly sounds *better,* when said in French! -smile-}

What a lovely blog you have here! You are fortunate enough to travel. You like to tell "petite histoires." You don't use caps. {I do this, in one of my mail boxes} And I'm immediately greeted by a picture of one of my favorite illustrators! Alphonse Mucha!

I know I've found a new blog to follow. -happy sigh- A new blog, in what I refer to as "Pretty Blog Land."

Mari-Nanci
Smilnsigh

Susu said...

Hi Audrey!

So nice to keep up with your adventure, and read about what you're doing and living!

Being back in a place where you've lived so many things can be a true emotion-evoking experience. Take your time, take it all in and live... every moment of it! Fully. Truly:)

P said...

It's wonderful to return to familiar places - sometimes it ties loose ends we didn't know we had...

I look forward to reading your adventures in Spain.

nurii said...

Tú vienes a España y yo me voy. Things of live...

n.

Le Tigre in France said...

Have fun rediscovering Spain! I'm so glad your luggage turned up...

Have long do you plan to stay?

Tintin said...

Hi!
It's nice to read your blog.
I knew you always wanted to write.
Tintin

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

L'air de temps, I thought I'd pop over and see what is happening in Sunny Spain....

I hope you post soon, I am curious as to how things are going and what new adventures you'll have to relate...

I trust all is well and you are having the summer of your life.

Bye for now!