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┬áme 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...

Day 226 – Short diary entry


Ah the joy of Christmas shopping! I said this so many times: I live in a neighborhood where nothing ever happens, that shuts down completely whenever there’s a holiday, so no matter what you cannot feel the frenzy of the holidays because everyone here is calm and peaceful. Today I had to run off and meet Santa Claus for Ephia’s presents and do some last minute shopping. Santa chose a...

Day 98 – Just Sunday


Ever since last week, every day feels like Sunday, but I had a feeling this morning that this is the last Sunday of the week and I should go back to work tomorrow. For a lazy day, I woke up a little early today, although not as early as I promised to and took a friend grocery shopping. I know that doesn’t sound like fun, but I am such a food shopping freak; I love everything about it:...

My first encounter with Florence’s cashiers as a resident


I’ve been friends with Florence for ten years now and I finally got the courage to face life as a resident here four years ago. The first six years of our friendship, its people and places treated me well and kind, so I didn’t think for a second that I was in for a surprise by becoming one of its residents. Well I sure got my trick instead of the treat. I remember as a tourist, coming...

Writer In Florence Ela Vasilescu