Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu

Day 314 – Lost


Did I ever mention that I love driving? I think I did, but maybe I wasn’t clear enough. I love driving! Give me a car, gas and make me drive you somewhere and my worries disappear for those few hours.

I got to do that today. After two hours of teaching, a friend asked me to drive him outside of town for some shopping. I was in heaven. I had so much fun that at some point I got lost (maybe accidentally on purpose hahaha) and missed the right exit to Florence, so next thing you know we were driving towards the seaside. We played with the idea of having coffee on the beach for a while and we made fun of – to be read: admired the Tuscan hills. But after an emergency stop, (that no one requested, I just love playing around with the breaks 🙂 ) and about 10 km away we were back on our route and heading home.

There is something about driving that calms me down. No matter how angry, or how depressed I am, the smooth noise of the engine, the wheel, changing shifts (although I didn’t have the pleasure to do that today, but still), listening to someone speaking from the passenger seat, listening to music loud on my way home, takes away all the pressure and for those minutes, hours or whatever I am just someone driving a car. I have no worries when I drive, only dreams, I have no regrets, only new plans; the list can go on forever.

Anyway, not to bore you to death about my driving obsession I will just resume myself to saying that today was fun and maybe the only thing missing that  was to get a God damn coffee together 🙂 , but we seem to have survived without it too. Until next time…

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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