November 15th, 2012 - 09:52 AM
Yesterday, I forced myself to just sit on the couch,watch a movie and catch up on my magazine reading. I forced myself because I have a cold, dangit, and I felt that resting not only my body but my mind was necessary.
So, I watched my favorite movie for the umpteenth time: ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’
Oh, how I love that movie! I love everything about it – the actors, the scenery and especially the messages held within.
Over the next couple of days, at least, I’ll be quoting some lines from that movie because they relate so well to the message I wish to convey to all of you.
Today, it is this wonderful little story told by Vincent Riotta, who plays Signor Martini. He tells it after Francesca, played by the enviable Diane Lane, tearily begins to question why she bought this house in Tuscany, thinking it will never fulfill her dreams after all because she is single and she has no family there to fill the rooms with love and laughter:
“Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountain. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. They built these tracks even before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew, some day, the train would come.”
Build your tracks. Your train will come.