Date: 30 Sep 2012 8:43 am Title: La solitudine fra noi
Great to see more of this!
Date: 29 Sep 2012 11:06 pm Title: Chapter 14
I really like the way you juxtapose both Rosemary's story of her life as she is writing it down for Connie with the events of that time - those gathering clouds of war which so few wanted to recognise are drawn very clearly here - and this present time in both their lives, It's lovely to see the relationship between Connie and Carla deepening in such a short time, too. Clearly, too, there was more to Carla and John's relationship than Rosemary ever knew.
The words of Carla's last phrase are so true - sometimes it really is better to live with the memories of a place than to try and re-visit it.
Thanks, Pim - it's always good to see more of this.
Date: 17 Aug 2012 11:05 am Title: Siamo qui
Hurrah for school pals. Do we get to hear anymore about them in the future?
Date: 24 Jul 2012 7:42 pm Title: Perché, perché
So, summer in Italy for Rosemary and Connie - that should be wonderful for them both. What a contrast to this section of Rosemary's memoirs. No matter how she dislikes the prospect of moving to England and going to school, her father's anxiety over the ever-worsening situation in Europe rightly outweighs his own desire not to be parted from her, although in many ways, it is the parting from Carla which Rosemary feels the most. Not surprising, either that she finds settling into school life so hard.
Thanks, Pim, this continues to be fascinating.
Date: 12 Jul 2012 11:24 pm Title: Chissà se tu mi penserai
Well, things may starting to make sense to Rosemary, but they aren't making too much sense to me, yet, I have to admit. But I have not doubt, it I'm patient, all will be explained.
However I do share Rosemary's thankfulness that Carla is so much better than they had feared, and at the same time, understand her reluctance to leave her - Carla was such a huge part of her early life. Connie can afford to miss the rest of term and attend the local school, but I do hope Rosemary won't put her own job in jeopardy through staying away longer.
I'm sure that in due course, too, Connie will be able to read the memoirs Rosemary is writing down so carefully and appreciate what they tell her about her mother's earlier years. Thanks, Pim - I'm continuing to enjoy this.
Date: 11 Jul 2012 6:14 pm Title: Senza passato
You just made go from laughter to tears in a the space of a setence. Lovely update, thank you.
Date: 05 Jul 2012 11:51 pm Title: Senza ti
Phew!!! I have to admit I was gnawing my finger ends until I found out whether or not Carla was still alive when Rosemary and Connie arrived! I can imagine how hard it was for Rosemary to get leave from school just at that stage of the term, but clearly it was urgent for them to make this journey with the least possible delay. I also enjoyed the latest instalment in the memori Rosemary is writing for her daughter - clearly it was John who did so much to nurture her interest in history.
Thank you, Pim, both for this next instalment, and also for not keeping us waiting too long to find out that indeed, Carla is still alive, at least for now.
Date: 05 Jul 2012 3:16 pm Title: Flow, river, flow
I've just read this all in one go and I absolutely love it, especially switching between past and present.
Date: 05 Jul 2012 9:37 am Title: Flow, river, flow
Really enjoying this story - thanks! Looking forward to her next adventure but sad to think of the news the letter brings.
Date: 05 Jul 2012 1:36 am Title: Flow, river, flow
I know I'm not commenting much, Pim, but I am really enjoying this. Despite the inevitably peripatetic existence of her father's diplomatic moves, Rosemary was very fortunate to be able to experience life in so many cities while she was still young enough to adapt easily to each one, and to have such an eager travlling companion and caregiver as Carla. Once completed, Rosemary's story will tell Connie so much about her mother's growing years.
Date: 19 Jun 2012 1:21 pm Title: Se ti saprei dimenticare
Hurrah for Rosalind and Ruth
*sneaks some baby cuddles*