To please Sandy who likes balanced galleries, today’s photos are all from the same day – the last before our innocence was lost.
Oh yes, I know I will crave it. With the rest of nature I will miss this isolation for a good long while. Such peace.
Plus amore was at home at all times, well rested, in a good mood, happy. When his company notified him that psychiatric help was available for the time off work, he asked if instead he could get it upon return to work. Today was his second day.
Well, Sandy, you said isolation cravings… Oh! You meant pre-isolation!
Am I the only one who gets sad watching the queues outside IKEA in Rome? Or several kilometres of cars waiting in line for McDrive in Ljubljana a couple of weeks ago when it was one of the first in Slovenia that opened?
I’m certainly not missing any of that.
What I’m missing is what we will never get back: that carefree feeling that everything will be alright. I’m missing the option of being among the people, going to a new town, eating in a restaurant at any moment (here in Italy at two moments), having a gelato now. Freely.
I’m missing my people, but I got many of them this Saturday when I turned 50 and amore organised a grand online surprise birthday party for me, with the help of Flavia who shared the link on her blog and with some of you who joined me.
I will never forget this day.
For example, Ishita‘s gift for me when she popped up was the mention of a certain compressing online tool that makes my photos take less space without any noticeable change in quality. How can this even be?? Today’s post is the first with thus modified photos. See if you can see any change. I don’t. Thank you!
Today’s photos are from the 22nd of February, the last day that I went somewhere, with Flavia to Viterbo and around. The first seven were taken on the go at 11 am, and the last two on return at 6.30 pm. I stopped the car in almost the same spot both times.
No captions today, I wish to let the nature talk in its own language.
And if you ask me: Why don’t I go back there if I crave it so much, now that I can drive around again? I can’t. This and Flavia are in Lazio and I’m in Tuscany. For a while longer we cannot mix.
For Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by The Sandy Chronicles: Isolation cravings