As Dr. C. and I reenter the USA, I've been musing over what I've learned during the past month, and thought I'd share a bit with you in photos and words. (I've been back since Wednesday night, but we've been without internet until this morning)
The Europeans make wine to enhance the food that they eat; Americans, Australians, and South Africans make wine as a beverage like coca cola.....In Italy wine is part of the dining experience, salute!
See the sights with your kids, no matter what age they are; learning doesn't end with High School or college---continue to encourage them to experience new things no matter their age or circumstances.
enoteca in Spello and our family has enlarged by 5! Our famiglia Angelini is a blessing, and had we not reached out or they not accepted our invitation of friendship our life would be devoid of color and zest in many ways! Grazie Irene, Carlo, Luca, Daniela and Roberto!
Appreciate history and its lessons. Touring can be overwhelming when you are trying to pack in a lot into a short amount of time. Seeing ancient civilizations butted up against modern society gives us insight into what destroyed the old and how we move on to the new. Rome is a great example of this, with the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine hill flanked by Mussolini's Piazza and balcony.
Appreciate the sacrifice that others make for the sake of art. We lose sight of the fact that daily, artists struggle to enhance our world with their creations....music, art, dance, poetry, prose.....appreciate and acknowledge those who make the sacrifice...it is their lifes' work, and can enhance our lives.