This quote on two muses seems appropriate today (but make sure to go view the picture she chose to go with it, as it really is needed to be seen to capture my mood today!):
“every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint.”
– donald r. perry marquis (american writer and columnist, 1878-1937)
But lest you think I’m a spoiled ingrate whining about my problems and forgetting that I’m lucky enough to be here in beautiful Prague – I’ve been sitting at a wonderful cafe most of the morning, still smiling every time I look out the window. The cafe is nestled at the bottom of the mountain and my view is of a lush green mountain side with narrow stone steps climbing to the top – on those steps are some neat statues of people walking up the steps, sitting, hanging out, etc. The trees are colorful blotches of green, gold and rust, the sky is bright bright blue and even though I’m a little chilly without my big red coat (still in the States waiting to be sent) I’m truly enjoying the fall weather.
To get here, I took a tram that crossed over the Vltava river – a view of autumn colors, castles, trams, gothic architecture over the wide river.
Conversation throughout the day always includes the fact that it’s terribly easy and not very pricey to take quick train rides over to Hungary, Germany, Slovakia… I’m thinking a coming-soon trip to Nuremburg (highly recommended to us) or Dresden.
There is very little more magical than autumn in central Europe.