We round up October with the Feast of Saint Jerome - patron of translators, of course, and of several other nerdy bookish types.
Hence, today is also International Translators' Day, and some of us are celebrating and remembering a very important friend (who was also a translator) who died 15 years ago. We are meeting at a little neighbourhood resto/café, "Zitto e mangia" which has a beautiful view on a park and a lovely old church which is now condos (the developers were very correct though, respecting the conditions that they also renovate the old stone manse which is now a community centre, especially for needy families with small children). This resto is Italo-Salvadorean, run by the son and daughter of a couple consisting of an Italian husband and Salvadorean wife. The kids speak four languages fluently.
This year's international translators' day is "building bridges between cultures - un pont entre les cultures" so I guess that is fitting.
It is a byow! I have a wine with a name most fitting for late friend's then widow - well, she is still his widow and misses him dearly, but has moved on...
Cheers and bye, bonne soirée! This was a lovely September.