It shouldn't have been shocking how little I knew about Roman history. I knew very little about history at all past the Tudors and even then I still got lost in the names of Henry's 6 wives despite the fact that I had loved that period of history and for a while was obsessed with... Continue Reading →
Rome is just so unassuming. I think that's where it's charm comes from. There are monuments and statues dotted all over the map - points of interest that would seem huge and very significant - but also very hard to find.I remember when Kem and I found out that our hotel was 30 minutes from... Continue Reading →
The electricity of life Hums through the chasm where the hand of God stretches for Adam. In the space of their parting; A privilege departing The reconciliation of human and creator happens.
I see them; Ants in the belly of the colosseum Weaving their way in delirium to triumph Feeling the pulse of 70,000 electric heartbeats And the feet that stamp in anticipation. The heat that takes the day The many Romans that await the champion Gladiator to gladiator Iron on iron Chest to chest and fist... Continue Reading →
It was very difficult to understand what I felt about the Sistine Chapel - even when I was out of it. It was a sensory overload. But I knew that it was beautiful! My artistic vision felt overwhelmed by what I saw and the fact that I was seeing paintings which were originals from Michael... Continue Reading →
The veins of Rome's mysteries flowed from the home in which I had conjured them Tall bold images of the forum and colosseum Blocking the view and my mind. It was about time I rested in the arms of the old The world before the one I had known Where souls still walked amongst the... Continue Reading →
I knew the clouds were there Spread like a feather-filled duvet Unmade and strewn across an expanse of confusion and muddle. We took our impurities with us to the sky Designed only for the purest Else we would have been given wings - or an immediate death.
We couldn't find the romance. I didn't understand why it was that Rome was considered romantic apart from the fact that the first 3 letters of both words were the same. There were many other emotions that seemed to take over. Rome was a deep pool of thought and imagination. Of worlds beyond belief. There... Continue Reading →
Rome was absolutely never ever somewhere I thought I would go so soon. Last summer I had the chance to go to Lake Como for a week and then venture into Milan. I loved it. I found it beautiful. Italian elegance and great food. The elegance may not seem to be my vibe but looking... Continue Reading →