My sister, Ellen, just celebrated a birthday last week and shared a thought about how crazy/fast life seems to be each day. Do you remember the TV show that had the calendar pages turning quickly from day-to-day, being blown by a fan or the wind, and before you knew it, the next scene in the show was days/weeks/years later? Ellen said THAT’s how it seems sometimes. You watch the calendar, and the pages are flipping so fast, it’s hard to catch your breath!
This made me think about our last trip to Italy in May.
Prior to boarding our plane, we vowed to savor each and every precious moment of each and every day, and enjoy the special memories we were making with our friends and with each other – to stay “in the moment” as you will – while there. Slow down. Laugh. Drink wine. Stop to enjoy the little things. People watch. Know that people are probably watching us back! Smile at strangers. Say “Grazie!” and mean it. For all that we have to enjoy. And for each other.
Trouble is, the darn moments just go by way too fast! One day, you have just arrived at your destination. The next thing you know, it’s months later, (can you say “August”?) and you can’t wait for the next visit. Plus, everyday life interferes with our best intentions to share those precious experiences with each of you via this blog.
So, without further ado, please join us as we share some of our “visions” of Italy from the viewpoint of the camera lens.
Tanti Auguri, La Sorella!