I'm having so trouble connecting to the internet these last couple of days so my posts are less and less regular, for which I apologise. At the moment I'm sitting in Gino's office, whom I haven't seen in five years. He's in good form, and it is a real pleasure to see him again. My old friend Giulia, a friend from both Dublin and Bologna, is coming today and we are all going for lunch. It will be great to catch up.
I got lost looking for this office. It was quite a disconcerting experience, I must say. It is a bit labyrinthine, to say the least. I spent so much time here, and came here so often when I was studying here that I cannot believe I got lost. But then I went back to the front door, got my bearings, and started again!
Yesterday I went to Italianistica and met two of my old professors for Dante, Giuseppe Ledda and Daniela Branca. It was great to see them and to hear news of other students in my year and what they are doing. Giuseppe was involved in a bad accident on his bike and has spent the past month in bed, waiting for his spine to heal. He is still a bit shaky, but improving. He's got an article on Dante I can't wait to read, and will post the reference when I get it.