“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us…”
From A Tale of Two Cities. a historical novel by Charles Dickens written in 1859
Similarly an Italian proverb comes to mind:
“Cambiano i suonatori ma la musica è sempre quella.”
(The melody’s changed but the song remains the same.)
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If you’ve watched any of the many televised recaps of 2015, indeed, we’ve seen the best and the worst…again. Wisdom and foolishness…again. And, if you’re like me you’ve probably felt the swing between believing and being totally baffled…
The world stage is in our living rooms 24/7 playing out unbelievable scenarios. We share every experience, know every horrific detail. And then there are rays of light and hope –good deeds, humanity at its finest…
Ultimately we have to shape and mold our own experience and world. Despite personal challenges, when I find myself reflecting upon 2015, I have to do so with gratitude and certainly look forward with hope. Despite the tumultuous uncertainties, what else is there to do?
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Connecting and sharing my passion for travel and especially travel to Italy has been so gratifying. Be it via this blog, social media or writing for other publications, when I can inform, inspire, communicate and even motivate — I feel I’ve done my job.
Always striving to learn and to improve, I can only commit and dedicate to doing my very best to give YOU my very best.
Thank you for that opportunity...because it’s sharing with YOU that makes it all so rewarding and worthwhile… Continue reading