It’s been a bit difficult to start sharing images from Italy. Why? Mostly because the trip was so ridiculously wonderful, I can’t fathom putting it into words. I guess I should just let the images speak for themselves. But I’m not necessarily satisfied with that.
But Italy wasn’t really about satisfaction. After completing my assignment, my time there, especially my time in Tuscany, was more about letting go. Releasing expectations and suppressing the desire for satisfaction is the best way to travel. One cannot control most circumstances anyway, and especially not in most international traveling situations. So why not loosen up a bit, right? Let it go and just go with the flow.
So we sat. We ate. We drank. We walked. We sat. We laughed. We ate. We talked. We lounged around and learned la belleza di nun fare null, or, the beauty of doing nothing.
For a girl who judges how ‘good’ her days are by her productivity level, the slow pace of the Tuscan lifestyle was quite the change. But I quickly learned that satisfaction can come in all shapes and forms, even in the form of nothing. It took 6500 miles and a Tuscan sun to teach me that. But wow, doing nothing in Tuscany was just about as beautiful as I think it gets.
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