July 2, 2013
When you meander through shadowy lanes in summertime Sicily, just before dusk, surprise is always right around the corner.
Out of nowhere a blind courtyard will appear–the kind you don’t see till you’re right in it.
That’s how I met Smiley.
Up he popped from his yellow seat.
Rushed at me like I was the long lost friend he hadn’t seen in 50 years.
Ho 5 anni!
Si, mi piace Topolino (Mickey Mouse)!!