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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Creative Therapy catalyst 113 : Who were your favorite relatives ?

Sorry I got this in so late in the day , my daughter came over and we spent some time together , and when that happens I have to take it when I can because I rarely see her . So todays "Creative Therapy" asks , "who were your favorite relatives ? ". Well being that my grandfathers last name is Italian descent I thought ... there had been a lady that I met in Italy about 5 years ago , that has been on my mind lately . I had went to Italy one summer with my family and we had visit the Italian Riviera called The Cinque Terra , I highly recommend going if you get a chance its an amazing place . While we were there waiting for our apartment to be ready , a sweet elderly lady comes out to her garden and she wanted to speak to one of us tourist , my daughter and I were so excited because we had been practicing our italian and wanted to talk to someone , and meet the beautiful people they were . We jump up to speak to her , and she spoke simple italian and used her hands to speak to us so we could understand what she was talking about . We had told her where we were from that we were mother and daughter on vacation in her beautiful country . We then ask her about her family , all of a sudden she breaks down in tears and tells with her hand motions that all her family ,her daughter and her family and her son and his family ,had all died in a car accident there on the highways at the Cinque Terra , we hugged her and told her we were sorry , she then tells us she was the only one of her family left , that she was all alone . She then tells us a story that her family owned 1/2 the town there in Vernazza . It was exciting to know we had met someone who owned the town for centuries through generations and that she was the last , which was sad at the same time but very honored as well.
After we had said goodbye to her that day , she told us that before we left the town that we should come by and say goodbye before we left , we said we'd love too . The last day had come and Krystal and I made sure to go by and say goodbye and that it was a pleasure to meet her . The picture in the art journal page I did is of Krystal, Andriana ,and I on our final goodbye . She had told us she had just come back from the doctors , that her health wasn't doing too well and she would start to cry . We hugged her again , like we did the first time we met , and its been 5 years since . I find myself thinking of her from time to time , wondering how she is and if she is still here or past .
Even though this lady wasn't my blood relative , she is a older lady that made me feel that in other parts of the world , there are the most beautiful people you can meet , just out of suprise ! and they are always the jems you remember .

Thank you Adriana for being a beautiful jem that I met in Italy , I hope to be as sweet as you are when I get to be the age you are . : P

Thanks for listening all! : P