Nestled between the slope of Mount Etna and the majestic Mediterranean Sea is where we enjoy the Sicilian Simplicity
Friday, November 03, 2006
All Souls Day
Yesterday was All Souls Day, a day of remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. We began at the main church and followed in a large procession through the streets of the town to the cemetery. Once there, I was amazed with the amount of people already there waiting. There were cars everywhere and police directing traffic, trying to keep things in order. The scent of flowers welcome us as we entered through the main door. Inside, it was nothing like I’ve ever seen. People sitting in chairs next to departed loved ones, as if having a peaceful conversation. Every grave was remembered, it was beautiful. Mass was then held in the open air followed by blessings of the Priest.
There is a custom here that the dead leave gifts for the children. So, once we returned home from the cemetery, the kids were busy at play.
I have been carried away to a world that stops to taste the sweetness of the land, and admire all the treasures that their rich black soil provides. Now my journey begins as we enjoy the simple pleasures of the life! We came from different worlds, spoke different languages, but that didn’t stop us. We have our home in Sicily, and many adventures await us. Sicilia is our home!
Sailing across the Gulf of Mexico, I had the pleasure of meeting the most amazing man. Little did I know that he would eventually become the love of my life and would change my world. We were both working aboard a cruise line at the time. He, an Italian Engineer, and I, the featured headlining Vocalist, met at a crew party and the rest is history. Our beginning... Wedding Pictures...
Towns around Mt. Etna
Take a trip around Mt.Etna and visit all the small towns along the way here. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the Ferrovia Circumetnea Train that travels around Mt. Etna.