This, my friends, is my 100th post here on Amaro e Dolce. It feels like any other post, but I feel obligated to write some magical post. Somehow I doubt that will happen.
On a random note, I just finished reading All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani. It’s the third and final book in his trilogy about an Italian woman named Maddalena. I read the first two books years ago, and have been waiting (very patiently) for this one to come out. My mother is Italian (Actually from Italy) and there is a distinct mindset and humor that Italians have and Castellani translates it well into his story. It made me nostalgic for Italy and for family – I love when books have that impact. It also makes me happy that Italians and Italian Americans can share stories that in no way resemble the Jersey Shore.
Semi-related, below is a beautiful version of “Such Great Heights” that passed through on one of my Pandora stations today. It’s drowsy, relaxing and beautifully full of hope. I love it and I hope you do too.