It has been two years since I lived at the cottage. For five winter months, from2009-2014, I spent week days there alone and weekends at home with family and friends.
I miss it sometimes, but that was a particular moment in time in my life, and now I have new moments. I still yearn for extended periods alone which the cottage-by-the-sea rhythm provided, but now I have a new rhythm, going to Florence for two weeks every few months. I go to write and be alone, just as I did at the cottage. For sure, I am very grateful.