Now in Rome
Being in Rome for four days now, I have completely exhausted the word “beautiful.” I’ve used it so much that I need to find another adjective that can describe what I see and feel. All I have now are my experiences through my senses in order to explain how wonderful Rome has been for me so far.
First, let me say that I went on this trip trying not to have any high expectations. In doing so, I have allowed Rome to surprise me and invite me in. While walking downtown to find some great gelato, I enjoy the uneven cobblestone streets that knock me off balance and continuously make me aware of where I am walking. I feel grounded. I adore how the sun shined on me while I ate a sandwhich on some white marble steps one day, warming me during this winter season. I cannot tell you how excited I get when the cypress trees sway in the gusts of wind. Their scent lingers in my hair and I get to enjoy it over and over again as I walk back to the bus stop.
The multiple water fountains around the city refresh me as I walk miles. Every time I fill up my water bottle, I feel a renewal of some sort, and am excited to walk and keep discovering the city. I have so many more miles to walk and more to see.
And the food, oh the food! It’s brilliant. But the multiple dishes are not what they are without the entire presentation that makes a meal. Each dish takes its time making its way to the table. A meal could take up to three hours. Hospitality is the key to a successful dining experience, at least this is what I’ve come to believe. To top it all off, I enjoy a nice glass of wine, either bianco or rosso, and it is absolutely perfect to wash it all down. My senses are in a heaven, and I feel complete with each sip. Stay tuned for more! Enjoy reading!