I’m sorry to have shirked my blog but I’ve just returned from a lovely vacation in Italy. My husband and I celebrated time with our oldest son and daughter-in-law stationed there but alas there was little time to internet access.
Life after vacation can be somewhat melancholy. I feel myself floating somewhere between the levels of dreams and reality. My head is a mass of whirling memories. Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, Churches, Castles, Rome, the Vatican, the Coliseum, Palantine Hill, the Parthenon, Trevie Fountain, Assisi, Capua, Cuma… All breathtaking, beautiful, charming, and oh so mind-boggling… to be able to see and feel all these wonderful pieces of faith and history.
My hands and eyes were busy snapping photos of the sights, but my ears were filled with the multitudes of characters whispering to me, enticing me with future stories….a guard in the Castle Nuovo, a young vestal virgin struggling to keep love at bay on Palantine Hill, a mother rushing to protect her children as the ashes of Vesuvius rained over Pompeii. Oh, my muse is having fun and looking forward to the stories to come from my adventures in Italy. I hope you enjoy a few of the photos and maybe characters from the past will whisper to you as well.