How often do we catch ourselves lingering on past events with a melancholic obsession? We task ourselves with carrying the baggage of emotional hurt like an armor that only keeps us from moving forward. The way forward is lighter, freer and leaves no room for old heavy anchors.
Day 61 of 365~
Image taken in Siena, Italy of a beautiful soul who humored my experimentations with long exposure and ghosting. July 2012
till soon sunny Tuscany
This posts ends the sunny photographic journey into Tuscany. It made me dream more than ever to go back to dwell in its artful charm. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
On to the next…
Posting from a trip, so please once again excuse my inability to respond until I am back home in Shanghai and near my computer.
I hope that you will follow the next month’s journey which will have an entirely different nature to this past one!
the beautiful outdoors
Being outdoors is to be free of the boxes we build to hide ourselves from the world and to keep the outdoors well, away from us. In Tuscany, I found that the outside world kept pulling me out, to be with the sounds, the smells, the colors and the warmth of nature, and the Italian hills are just magnificently beautiful!
Have you ever been so in love that you wanted to shout it to the whole world and scribble it on every surface, carve it on every tree and note it in every diary? Isn’t it the greatest gift of all to feel that at least once in your life?
To be in love is to willingly lock your destiny to another, to see no fault in them, to see every move you make through filters of their image and to celebrate the joy and pain of your passion in them. Love is alive and eternal in Tuscany.
The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), dedicated in its past to butcher shops, it is charming beyond belief as it sits in bright colors over the Arno river. It reminded me fo Lego blocks, something else that makes me smile 🙂
lightness of being
Do you remember the last time you felt as light as a feather, and free as a little butterfly? Wasn’t it the breeze of inspiration that lifted you above the worries of the world? The magic of art in all its forms can do that to me.
are we ready…
…for the changes that are rushing our way? Are we settled to knowing that the world that we are leaving for your children to inherit is a safe and a clean home for them to build their future and their children’s future in? Or are we mostly living in denial?
The sun favors places like Tuscany. It floods it with its warmth and the locals just mirror that by coloring their homes in tribute to the sun.