I’d thought tha…

I’d thought that one of the best thing about going to live in another country would be the chance to be ten years old again. Or for the first time. Everything fresh, untested. Learn to speak and think and dream in another language. To see how the new people sip their tea, break their bread, treat each other. Not just passage through, not a wander among the natives, but setting up with them. I knew that to be at home in the world was the way to grow rich. The way I wanted to be rich.

Marlena de Blasi (The Lady in the Palazzo)


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