Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Eternal City

During chemotherapy I wondered if I might make my way back here.  My love affair started when I was only seven years old and I stayed with my aunt Sarah who happened to live in a grand villa on the Aventine.

Rome has always felt like my city.  I still feel that I would like to live here one day.

I took nine students on a whirlwind tour.  We did everything.  I made their feet ache.  

No matter how often I climb the Janiculum to watch the sunset, or hold my breath looking at Michelangelo's Pieta, the sites of Rome will always be incredibly special to me.

I don't think that this is the last time I shall return.

I have my students and Laura to thank for being such wonderful company.

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