I flipped my lid tonight. As I was pulling the computer cord to plug into the outlet, a tiny fellow made his presence known to me. A little brown scorpion slithered out from underneath the desk to say hello. I looked at it and it stopped moving. I said, “What is tha – oh my gosh!!!” and I yelled desperately for my roommate to come kill it. By some miracle she knew exactly what to do at the present moment and what steps should be taken next. Apparently, scorpions mate for life and travel in pairs, so odds are (and I’m hoping the long shot happens) that another will appear soon. How am I supposed to sleep now?! I have to check my bedding and practically everything to make sure another one isn’t waiting in the shadows for me. How horrifying. And somewhat interesting.
So today we went to The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and it was incredible. I had no idea that Sicily was so ancient and that there were so many temples built. It’s an archaeological goldmine! Some I had to view from a distance, but others we were allowed to climb on and explore up close. I like to imagine I’m back to the time when the temple was still standing and what it would have looked like to walk along the colonnade and stand in the room that held the god’s statue. I haven't been able to actually do it, but I’m hoping eventually I’ll be able to paint the picture in my mind.