Here’s a lovely piece from today’s paper–Hindered by language, united by love of words, by David Masello:

I explained that I was spending a 10-day vacation in Vitorchiano studying poetry, the writing and reading of it with a famous American poet named David Baker and 15 other students. I knew my Italian wasn’t sufficient to tell her that even though I make my living as an editor, I decided to spend my vacation also working with words and deadlines.

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