0573 Staying in an Italian Home (Ita 074—new)

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Backtrack…

 

From Bergamo we head up a valley between the foothills of the Alps mountains.  Bergamo is where the plains end and the mountains begin.  A lot of interesting little towns along the way.  Massimo lives in the town called Cazzano Saint Andrea.

 

I’m kind of unsure whether or not I should include Cazzano as a parkbenched town.  Honestly, I don’t really go out and explore the town… I do play some songs for Massimo and some of his friends and relatives--  but it’s inside houses, not out on parkbench…

 

Ultimately I decide to include it…

 

Then next day, Massimo’s friend Lorenzo stops by.  He’s a real music enthusiast and has some connections with a major concert organizer in the region.  As we enjoy a couple pizzas out in a lakeside restaurant that evening, he and Massimo encourage me to try to take this whole music thing a bit further--  maybe even try to book some concerts here in Northern Italy.

 

It’s kind of bizarre--  it seems like doors might be opening up for me here--  on the day before when I have to leave!  It’s another of those “could’ve been” feelings…

 

Maybe something could work out… maybe I’ll come back here and play my music in a more respectable fashion, rather than just playing on parkbenches…

So I kind of have mixed feelings as I leave Cazzano and prepare for my trip home.  On one hand, I feel a great satisfaction when I look back on everything I’ve accomplished over these last 65 days--  and the happy note this trip has ended on with my visit with Massimo…

 

But on the other hand, I have this feeling that, well, maybe I need to start to think of doing something serious with my music…

 

…Not that playing music on parkbenches in 200 cities in 17 countries isn’t “serious”…

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