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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 10:48 AM
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Bon voyage to a fellow member of the Inner Circle. Have a glass or two of Champagne (or a whole bottle, sweetie) and toast yourself for being a survivor.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 11:17 AM
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Bookchick> Have a great trip full of wonderful memories.

Capo> WOW!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 11:43 AM
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yippee skippee! have a great time bookie! we are drafting you in a few months. have a fabulous time and by all means, have the whole bottle.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 11:58 AM
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To Capo's quotes, I add BC's own post :

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Message: Rome is not a city; it is an attitude. It is contrasts--bustling, busy and quiet and reflective all at the same time.

Its treasures lie within the little picnic you have in the Parco Borghese, the fountain you see that is your favorite, the reverence and to beauty of all kinds and to art of all kinds--that includes culinary arts. Although the Romans have mastered efficiencies of various kinds, they realize that living itself is an art, and should be relished and savored, not rushed through.

The masterpieces of Rome are in St. Peter's Basilica, the Borghese Gallery, and the Gelateria of San Crispino. They lie within the cobblestones of the very streets, and the plane trees lining the Tiber.

I have never failed to visit Rome and find a sense of inner peace there. It cannot be explained, it must simply be experienced.

Ciao, Bella!
BC
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Thats one of my all time favourites. Have fun BC. I hope it exceeds all your memories and expectations.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:03 PM
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BC, I have no doubt you'll uncover Rome's most exquisite secrets and delights! All my best.

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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:06 PM
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I love the posts about Rome as a city.
Bookchick, I'm so glad you are getting to travel after such a difficult year or so.
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:22 PM
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Buon Viaggio Cara BC..I am so happy for You..
Have a great time in the UK and in our special, beautiful, Forever Rome..
Ciao,
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 12:43 PM
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Another quote, also from Stendahl about Italians, in de Terán's book...

"It is their manners as a whole, their natural ways, bonhomie, the great art of being happy, which is here practised with this added charm, that the good people do not know it is an art, the most difficult of all."

And, on Rome...

"Rome is beautiful, wonderful." -- Ibsen

"Rome is the most glorious place in the universal world." -- Robert Adam (1755)
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 03:31 PM
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Bookchick: congratulations and blessings. If you happen to be close to the Pantheon, could you stop at the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and light a candle for me?
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Bookchick- Have the time fo your life!!
Capo, - I love your posts!!!
have a Fabulous weekend everyone!!!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 03:43 PM
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Bookchick

Very best wishes for a great trip. As others have noted you deserve it. Your thoughts anc Capo's hit home with me. I had my first visit to Rome this past Feb and fell in love with the city and the people. I defintely plan more return trips there and to explore more of wonderful Italy!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 03:55 PM
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Bookchick, have a wonderful time in the UK and especially in Italy! After dealing with all the difficult times that life may bring to us, we experience our most loved places with a new and fresh look. I hope your trip brings to you the feeling of comfort of those places and people you know so well, but also the excitement of a new adventure. Have a fabulous trip!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 04:30 PM
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From capos quote...." It is their manners as a whole, their natural ways, bonhomie, the great art of being happy,".....
I think that one of the reasons that BookChick loves Italy and I am sure they love her, is that she has that natural great art of being happy, her natural bonhomie...BC, you deserve everything that is good~
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 04:45 PM
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Have a wonderful trip and live life to the fullest!!

Bon voyage!
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Old Sep 10th, 2004, 04:53 PM
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Others have said it much more eloquently than I, but I do hope that you have the most perfect time on your trip. I am sure that each minute is a gift for you, and I hope that you are able to celebrate each one. You definitely deserve a wonderful, carefree time!
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