Friday, October 24, 2008

Brideshead Revisited and Venice

As you know, I go to the movies every Saturday morning. Today I saw Brideshead Revisited and loved it. The atmosphere of extravagance and beauty was soul-restoring. The story is rich, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking but a great testiment to the effects of blind belief, the battle of religion versus atheism, the entitled versus the unentitled, the strong versus the weak.

But most of all I loved the scenes set in Venice. I have visited there many times and always, always love it. My husband and I wander about imagining our life if we moved back to Italy and maybe to Venice in particular. We pick out an apartment (from the outside) we would like to live in and then work out how we would live. Our son is starting college next year so our main responsibilities towards him are over (bitter sweet as it is). The financial responsibility continues of course but the actual child-rearing is over. We have done our job and now we have to hope we have done it well and he can do the rest by himself. So perhaps soon we can start to think about ourselves again. Is Venice in our future?

13 comments:

raine said...

Go for it.

Pixel-Pixie said...

Hi Suzanne...There must be something about the two of us...I just tried to leave you a comment but have no idea if it posted as I received an error page when trying to send it...anyway, as I said in my failed attempt, if Venice is your dream, I sincerely hope it is fulfilled...
Take care,
Tanya

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Yeah, life's too short, isn't it, Raine?

Suzanne

Suzanne Perazzini said...

I'm glad we are both managing to get through now, Tanya. I have lots of dreams when the time comes. I might even drop in to see you in Kenya one day.

Suzanne

askin said...

I wonder what you would think of "THE SECOND VENICE" by Askin Ozcan - ISBN 1598000888 (Outskirts Press)
http://www.outskirtspress.com/thesecondvenice

http://www.compulsivereader.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1630

Available at 200 internet bookshops incl.www.bn.com

Best regards
Askin Ozcan

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thank you, Askin for the recommendation. I will have a look at it.

uzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Suzanne, SQUEE!!! I hope you do move to Venice. How exciting!!! I'm already waiting to see you and hubby in a romantic gondola. :D

Hey girlfriend, we have snow.

Hugs, Nancy

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Nancy, as I said, I have been to Venice many times but have never had a gondalier ride. It is very expensive. I take the ferry instead - much faster.

Suzanne

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Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks, Kunthan. I'll drop by tonight.

Suzanne

Mark H said...

Venice - what a city and what a great plan. As the shoe company says, "Just do it".

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks, Mark. I'll tell my husband, the decision is unanimous amongst my commenters.

Suzanne

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