A lot has been written about Sicily. Geographically it is separated from Italy and therefore from mainland Europe only by the Straits of Messina and it is sixty odd miles north of Malta. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, hosting the tallest active volcano in Europe (Mount Etna) and, due to its geo-physical qualities, it offers a spectacularly varied terrain ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to long sandy beaches, rivers, sea-side cliffs and impressive views both inland and along the coast.
One of the verses in a song which stuck to my mind in my teenage years was “lose your dreams and you will lose your mind” by the Rolling Stones (Ruby Tuesday). And although I’ve often risked losing my mind as I grew up, I’ve never lost my dreams. Dreaming about cars is what I do from the moment I open my eyes in the morning, till I put myself to sleep at night browsing classifieds. I sometimes make it a challenge to find all the cars of a particular model for sale in the world at one given time. It is always an exercise in futility. But the beauty of dreaming is that there doesn’t need to be a result. The process is not rational. There are infinite means but vary rarely, if ever, an end. Dreams are so personal. And today, my brief was to write an article about my dream car, without financial constraints. I have been given a license to spend an imaginary unlimited budget, a license to ‘go crazy’.