While chatting one night at a Sunset Gondola get-together, John Synco told me a great story about "passaporti", and I knew it would be a perfect subject for a post. John now lives in Washington state with his wife and daughter. I asked John if he wouldn't mind putting it in writing.
As I'd expected, his version was way better than any version I could have scribbled out.
I'm honored to have his writing here on the Gondola Blog.
So today we'll add another vocabulary word:
My eyes widened and I immediately stared down at my own thumbs. "Passaporti," I said to myself. I knew what he was talking about. That moment reassured me that I was doing something right.
I notice them everyday. Sometimes I catch myself picking at them. I haven't rowed in months and I'm beginning to feel them slowly fade. They are now a reminder... no, a timer. They are a timer ticking away and inspiring me to get something started up here.