500th Blog Post

500!!

Yoga mats form a 500!!

Today,

While sitting in the hot October Sicilian sun,

While overlooking the Ionian Sea and La Montagna (Mt. Etna),

While looking at my fellow yogis basking in the sun,

While listening to the next-door-villa’s lovely Italian music filling the air,

While feeling my heart sing and my eyes about to overflow with tears of happiness because everything in life at this moment feels so right and good and filled with meaning,

I write my 500th blog post!

basking in the sun

basking in the sun

Yoga and animals- both domestic and wild- and meals and travels and nature and home and friends and family and stories and love fill the blog posts one after another. My only sadness is that I don’t have enough time to record, via words and photos, all the richness that life has to offer.

I thought about the number 500 and the Fiat Cinquecento (Fiat 500) came to mind. I asked John and Marilyn what they knew about the “cinquecento” and they both had things to say… The 500 is small, compact, zippy, and sweet as a car. But the 500 also has its faults. According to Marilyn, her Fiat 500 stalled and died on her one too many times before she gave it up for a more dependable car.  The Cinquecento is perhaps like my blog? Compact, sweet, poignant at times, smooth, but sometimes I don’t reach my goal of at least one weekly posting and the blog postings stall, coming almost to a full halt. Then my life clears up a bit and out come the blog posts, like little capellini being formed by hand, one after another, ready for immediate consumption!

Fiat 500 (Cinquecento)

Fiat 500 (Cinquecento)

Fiat Cinquecento

The Fiat Cinquecento is seen everywhere in Italy

Ricotta-filled capellini.  We made these at the cooking school in Modica yesterday.

Ricotta-filled capellini. We made these at the cooking school in Modica yesterday.

Below is the way I chose to celebrate my 500th blog post! Thank you to the yoga participants on this retreat in Sicily for making photo taking so much fun!

Making the 500 out of our yoga mats!  Perfect!!  We had just enough mats.

Making the 500 out of our yoga mats! Perfect!! We had just enough mats.

500th blog post celebration in Sicily, land of my heart!

500th blog post celebration in Sicily, land of sun and love!

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Yeah 500!

Yeah 500!

 

 

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7 Responses to “500th Blog Post”

  1. kay Says:

    what a landmark! I have enjoyed reading all 500 posts. you bring such creative, informative, poetic beauty to my morning rituals. Thank you Fran!!

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  2. Lisa Latchford Says:

    Congratulations Fran!!! You are amazing! Love and Namaste Lisa

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Bart Says:

    Congratulations!

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  4. miatagrrl Says:

    Congrats on your 500th, Fran!! And here’s to the next 500!

    – Tina

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  5. joyce major Says:

    Loved it! So glad your soul is having an Italian party. Here’s to 500 more.

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