An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I woke up today and didn't want to be me



I woke up today and didn't want to be me
Flat Stanley was who I wanted to be!
Mailed in an envelope sent across the sea
to beautiful, breathtaking, sunny Italy.


~from the files of very bad poetry by Bia, who was inspired by the following email which arrived just this morning:

Dear Timothy,

Stanley has arrived!!! We are so happy we are friends. Chiara and Martha will accompany him in the coming days to visit Verona, and then he will return to you. I hope he has a nice vacation with us and that he has fun. It's too bad, though, that you can't be here, too.
Ciao from all of us, and Stanley, too, who at this moment is watching Luciano prepare a huge plate of pasta.

2 comments:

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I always feel bad for the kids who have no place cool to send their Stanleys...

We had Spain, and our Stanley wasn't flat. Not sure why, but Mac had to send a stuffed animal!

tiziana said...

E' la seconda volta che Stanley viene a trovarci e ormai ci siamo affezionati a lui. In questo momento è a Verona con la Martha per scattare alcune fotografie.

Mi dispiace che non sei potuta venirci a trovare,
però ho pensato ad una cosa che ti potrà consolare,
visto che il tuo letto deve ancora
arrivare,
sopra un duro materasso potrai sognare,
di essere qui con noi e farti abbracciare. (eh! -eh!)