september inspired II : end of summer

I think I’m in love :: an autumn list :: sicilian granita :: florence :: water polo hour :: africa :: school reform chicago style :: waterway :: 9/11 looking into the past :: the reckoning :: farewell to summer :: one of those moments :: a glass of sicilian sunshine

things that inspired me lately.


enjoying the last few days by the seaside. my next destination being my real home; bosnia. this time there are no mixed feelings. just pure anticipation and excitement. it’s been more than two years since the last time I visited banja luka, home official hometown. I am looking forward to spending some time with my other grandmother and uncle; my wife and best friend. endless three hour bosnian coffees in kafanas; cevapi and walks around the town. it is strange that I don’t know the city, don’t know where to go, don’t know where the post office is or the major buildings. but hopefully this will change after this visit as I am intending to stay longer than the usual two or three days.

but for now I am still here. breathing in salty air, waking up to sunshine and my beautiful bay. I went for a walk around the little peninsula this afternoon. across the bridge, through the streets and alleys ending up the top of the church, which makes me feel uneasy. I ran down the stairs that lead to it, bumping into the people once I got down. I laughed out loud at the beauty that revealed itself before me. the seawater was particularly calm and still, sunset perfectly reflected on its surface. I walked far beyond the fire station at the end of the town centre; sitting quietly by the water, my legs swaying in rhythm with the waves created by the passing boats. I could feel the warmth on my skin; the gold in my hair. and I just sat there quietly. enjoying the silence and the solitude of the moment. fresh salty air hitting my lungs every time I took a deep breath. I wet my hair with my fingertips; it smells of sea and end of summer now.

I think I am ready for the fall.

September 25, 2011