Yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Anna who was passing through
Rome. Her parents have been visiting from Austria and wanted to visit some obscure literary landmark (I think the hospital where a certain Austrian author had passed away). While they were otherwise occupied, we had a coffee together. It is so nice to have a friend that lives nearby. Yes, I've made several other friends since I arrived in September, but none so dear as Anna. It's always good to catch up with her and life in the countryside, and she always lets me talk her ear off about my life here. I'm really happy that for a few months, at least, I can get random texts from her and we can just go out for coffee on a whim.
**I edited the post to add this photo of my caffè macchiato (an espresso that's "stained" with a little bit of milk). I found it while transferring the latest group of photos from my camera, and it was just too pretty. Anna had a latte macchiato (milk that's stained with a little bit of espresso) and they made a leaf pattern in hers as well.
Have a good weekend, everyone!