Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 245 – Dumb smile on my face


I had the most wonderful weekend of this year. Yesterday after being reunited with the midgets from the preschool, I had a very fun and interesting meeting for lunch. I received the newspaper with my name on the first page and did a little mental happy dance to celebrate (more details to come).

I got home after three more hours of teaching, exhausted but with a dumb, huge smile on my face. After spending the evening with some friends and putting Ephia to sleep, I woke up in the middle of the night, realizing I didn’t even make it to my own bed, in my own room. The smile was still there though.

Today nothing special happened, except for some quality family time and a stroll in Piazza Santo Spirito where there was a huge market going on; but the smile was still in its place. I think it will disappear from my face by tomorrow, but it will stay within me for a while, just because I need it there. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend too and if a dumb smile lands on your face by any chance, don’t chase it away, enjoy the feeling.



About the author

Ela Vasilescu

I’m a writer based in Florence, Italy.

Human nature inspires me, different cultures, traditions, folk stories and the differences which make us unique. Documenting stories is a privilege, a glimpse into humanity, an unforgettable experience, one which I embrace and honour every day.

If you have a story twitching in the back of your pocket, one that is ready to be told, shared and heard, chances are I will be ready to listen; so don’t hesitate to send me an email.

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By Ela Vasilescu
Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu