several years ago, i stumbled across a blog. i felt an instant connection. her beautiful paintings, inspiring words, and poetic images spoke to a very tender place in my heart. we emailed and became friends. recently, she passed through this way and we made every effort to meet up in person. it was like catching up just where you left off with an old friend. with the world of the internet, i am never too sure how to perceive things and opt for the most cautious means most of the times. but this is one of those times where i am a bit amazed at how something so vast as the internet can help to create and bridge friendships. misty, it was a pleasure to meet you and your dear family and spend some time together...until our paths cross again, dear friend.
*a tune to remind me of gelatos, laughter, and giddy kiddos playing together on cobblestone streets*
(grazie kevin for snapping this pic!)