Friday, April 8, 2016

A Place, and a time

It's been a couple years since I've been in Firenze, is a place that didn't meet my expectations. But it's magical, you should go if you can, and stay in the city for days, as long as you can, and see what has captured us for centuries. It's been home to and nurtured people we can scarcely imagine.


Despite what Dante said, sometimes joy is not converted to bitterest tears, sometimes it's just tears, memories of what if, and what could have, and what didn't. Our hearts can be content on what is, what was, and what shall be, eh? I tell myself that, and sometimes it's true. 





14 comments:

  1. It didn't meet my expectations either, but it was certainly worth seeing. IN fact, it was mind boggling.Perhaps I should go again and see if I can change my mind. I feel the same about Rome.

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    1. I really enjoyed Rome, driving around the city was a hoot, complete anarchy with vespas driving on the sidewalk, etc..

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  2. It didn't meet my expectations either, but it was certainly worth seeing. IN fact, it was mind boggling.Perhaps I should go again and see if I can change my mind. I feel the same about Rome.

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  3. I still have more travelling to do...

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  4. How can we feel homesick for a place we've never been? I've never understood the source of that in myself. Perhaps it is yearning for the beauty presented by images such as those in this video.

    I hope to see the rest of the world. Thanks for the video, Mike.

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    1. I hope you do also, Martha. You deserve it.

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  5. On the list, despite my dislike of cities.

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    1. There is something about a city that was old when Columbus brought disease to this continent.

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  6. We were there in April and it was colder than hell. We cut our visit short after two days and took the train to San Remo where it was warm.

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    1. I've been there in March, but didn't have cold weather. I wish I'd gone to San Remo though.

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  7. Hangman: Have you any last wish?
    WC Fields: Yes, I'd like to see Venice before I die. (pause) Philadelphia will do.

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    1. Venice is another magical place, except when San Marco Piazza is under a foot of water, and disney-selling vendors abound. Off the beaten path, Venice is a fabulous place.

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  8. Although I am not a person who is drawn to cities, I know there are glorious and amazing things to see and witness there. Maybe someday...
    The video was fantastic, thanks for attaching it.

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