Here is a selection of reflections from here, Italy, and there, Slovenia, with the red zone in between, enough to calm our heavy heads in these turbulent or isolated times, as you see it.
I’m in no particular mood to browse photos from the previous years when everything was still normal since now it definitely stopped being so. Italy will never be the same.
But it’s not all bad. Some secrets will surface, some lifestyles will change, less will be consumed, produced, traded. Most obviously this is what the virus is after.
Oh! This just in: All shops to close in Italy except pharmacies and food shops. “It is now only permitted to leave the house to buy food or medicine.” What about dog walks? Luckily I live in the countryside and can walk the dog for weeks without meeting anybody.
Amore will still go to buy us some groceries and furnace pellets tomorrow, alone, because this is limited too: only one from one household allowed to shop. See if I complain. But easy for me to say, I’m an introvert.
I still wish to do my post for the Lens-Artists photo challenge though, guest-hosted by Miriam at The Showers of Blessings this week. Her choice of topic? Reflections.
I probably have one in at least every second post, I’m a fan. Actually, there is a couple of fun inverted ones in my previous wordy post entitled Hi, I write.
For today I have selected twenty shots that caught my eye, mostly from near me here in Tuscany and some from Slovenia, all from my archives. I haven’t taken a photo in days.
Oh, before I go, a most splendid poem by my friend Olly Crick, posted on Facebook today under a gorgeous found photo from Italy with the purpose of cheering me up, no doubt. It worked. Thanks so much, Olly!
Beauty built by merchant pirates
will out-live this effing virus.
Stone and art will still endure
till we’ve found a working cure.
In the meantime, stop being bored
and follow Manja’s blog on doors:
curious and local: quaint:
odd designs and weathered paint,
a strange aesthetic, enter in,
open up and have a swim,
see the portals, old gateways
to other times and other ways.
All show chances, all show hope,
open up, make home elope:
all in all a worthy blog,
built by Manja and her dog.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, guest-hosted by Miriam at The Showers of Blessings: Reflections