There is an unchecked force in the universe seeking out that moment when a few words, spoken innocently, will reverberate with intensity far beyond their intent. Lorenz suggested that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas – without truly intending himself for those words to have their later import.
Our favourite Italian restaurant in Northbridge, many years ago moved premises and its new décor was both lush and intriguing. Papa still sat by the front door, complete with slippers. Mama greeted you like long lost family and their old Nona sat at the back table endlessly polishing the silver. As you walked by, she would nod and greet you with her complimentary “Bella, Bella”.