Memories

Parma ham with melon… pizza… tiramisu. I still remember that first time, dining out as a ‘grown up’. It was the Seventies… the little Italian restaurant by the Arches was all new to me. I wasn’t even old enough to drink the Chianti we ordered…it was the only wine whose name we knew.

My mother had spent some time in Italy, bringing home one of the raffia-wrapped bottles and tales of romance. Her memories entwine with my own.

“Bellissima signorina” becomes “signora”… but the magic of an Italian restaurant remains ever young.

Eyes meet in laughter

Moments shared by candlelight

Travelling through time

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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35 Responses to Memories

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    Ah! Memories. They are wonderful to have. Your memory of that very first meal are to be treasured.

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  2. beth says:

    ah, i remember those bottles –

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  3. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #6: Sue Vincent’s latest #haibun for Colleen’s #weekly #tanka #poetry #challenge!

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  4. Muy excelente! Sorry, all I have is a bit of Spanish left over from college. This is a fabulous remembrance, Sue. Your Haibun made me smile. ❤

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  5. What you’ve written is perfect in every way! *smiling*

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  6. jazzytower says:

    Such lovely memories😊
    And that you can share them is awesome.

    Pat

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  7. jazzytower says:

    Such lovely memories😊
    And that you can share them is awesome.

    Pat

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  8. So lovely. Beautiful memories, good things to think about!

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  9. Dale says:

    Ahhh yes!!

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  10. Beautiful! I loved the background memories you shared here too!

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  11. macjam47 says:

    Beautiful. Memories are wonderful to have.

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  12. Vashti Q says:

    What lovely memories, Sue. This Haiga is beautiful. The Senryu at the end is delightfully nostalgic. Bravo! ❤

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  13. Jennie says:

    Wonderful memories. ❤️

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