Determined to fit lots in, and forgetting I was staying for a year, I sought out many things to see on my first day living in Rome: The Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo, Villa Borghese gardens and The Pantheon.
I remember calling my Dad from a cafe right opposite the Pantheon and trying to convey what I was seeing. It was so hard, since you really had to be there to appreciate it. Like so many travel tales, ’tis true: “You had to be there.”
“I wish you could see what I’m seeing, Dad”, I said.
He was just pleased for me, and a little proud that I was going off to improve my Italian through a scholarship from The Italian Embassy.
“I can’t see it”, he said.
“You just enjoy it, take it all in. Take some photos, even, so I can see later.”
And so I did. And so he saw exactly what I meant.
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