On This Day and the Ghosts of History

In 2022, I’ve made it a habit to review the “On This Day” page of my blog every morning before getting down to work. It’s getting hard to watch Past Me, who has no idea that the whole trip to Slovenia is about to go off the rails.

Fri Jul 12 2019 Has anyone been to Trieste? I’m going tomorrow for the day just to commune with the ghosts of history. I’ve got Jan Morris, Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, on my Kindle. 🇸🇮 🚌 🇮🇹🚶‍♀️☕️🚶‍♀️🍝🍷 🚌 🇸🇮

What actually happened: 🇸🇮 🚌 🇮🇹🚶‍♀️☕️🚑🏥👩‍🦽✈️🇺🇸

I still haven’t written a proper post about how I tripped in Trieste and injured my knee so badly, I couldn’t walk and ended up flying home for surgery. I think my disappointment made it hard to write about. I was confined to bed for over a month, and using crutches or a cane until November. I arranged to return to Ljubljana for a month in July 2020. We all know how that turned out. Trieste gave me a preview what it’s like when everything changes all of the sudden and life doesn’t look anything like you had planned.

Jean MacDonald @jean