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  • I'd dreamed of living in a cabin in the mountains.
    A colleague came over for a meeting and exclaimed,
    "My goodness! You live in a cabin!"

    I visited northern Italy and fantasized about living there,
    And looked out my bedroom window
    At the olive trees and, across the valley,
    The vinyard.

    Listening to Leonard Cohen, I longed for
    A brooding senorita who nonetheless had no lines on her forehead.
    Sitting on the coffee house patio, I looked up
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