Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
I saw signs like this one, "Sono in giardino" ("I'm in the garden"), in a village in southern Switzerland. Hung on an outside door, it directed visitors around the back to the garden, where the owner was puttering or reclining. I found this sign in the local Migros there and brought it home to use, most often, on my office door.
When I use it, it usually means I am taking a break--maybe in the giardino, maybe elsewhere. Oddly, though, I also use it to mean the opposite: 'I'm working; don't disturb.' When my husband sees it, he disregards it anyway. To grandchildren, it is invisible. And that's okay. It's still a nice sign.