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Ground Hog Day Due (2)

August 4, 2020

Actually longing to return to the repetition.


It was summer once again at our home in Northern Italy and I was reminded every day of the old movie, “Ground Hog Day.” In this film classic, Bill Murray wakes-up every morning to the same day. Every summer in Italy, we do the same.

The tourists arrived in late June and clattered endlessly upon our streets like the misplaced yuppies they were. “Andiamo montagne, andiamo montagne!” The trouble is they didn’t know how to drive in the mountains. That made for interesting near misses on our narrow highways. Mayhem in the Alps. Alas, amidst the countless dialects from all parts of Europe, parking opportunities completely disappeared in our tiny village and surrounding areas. Bologna had moved north, Germany had moved south and Milano had moved east just like the year before. In the middle of it all, I said, “Wait a minute, I thought I saw an actual ground…

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