Rome, Italy: July 19, 2014 – July 21, 2014
Appreciating the in-betweens seemed easier in Europe. Here I tend to move with calculation: settling into routes that are fastest, most efficient, most effective.
This summer, I rode high-speed trains and walked quickly but traveled with a spirit of slower awe, observing intensely the things around me, intending to see in a way that would do the surrounding beauty justice.
Noticing is an art, and art is rooted in practice. I’m still learning to see well.
A note to self:
Look up and around, notice.
Make observations of beauty part of your everyday.
Savor the in-betweens.
London + Portsmouth + Oxford, England, United Kingdom:
July 12, 2014 – July 16, 2014
Contrary to its rainy reputation, England gave us four days of the brightest and sunniest blue skies.