While traveling to visit my family’s village in Petina Italy this October, I stopped in Sorrento .
After spending 3 months there on a sabbatical 2 years ago it was difficult to return. This is a small city with a truly small town heart. I walked all the streets I remembered, noting the stores or businesses that had moved or changed. In October there were visits by cruise ships and the groups of tourists that visit all the shops in the main area.
I headed to the park at the overlook to see the incredible view That I took for granted on the 89 days I was allowed to live in a perfect city.
While on one of my walks I stopped in at an artist gallery I had seen before. Being on a “sabbatical budget” did not allow me to shop, but this trip I visited Sepe Vetri D’Arte on Via Giuliani, 19. This is one of several east/west streets that will take you to the sea.
I had a wonderful conversation with Yvonne Adriaens the artist/owner of the shop. Besides art, business and Sorento, we spoke about life and how at a “certain age” you finally become free!
You can visit her shop at http://www.sepeartglass.com. Many of her creations are in the photos attached.
More later on the special items she made me and how I used this to “pay it forward”
The written before about my fascination (have to be careful, I sono stati Told I repeat myself) with the concept of “do we change or effect the lives of the people we meet while traveling or do they only change us?”