Lately I have been taking much of my blessed life for granted and this photo above has stopped me in my tracks. Reality sometimes has a way of stealing the magic and wonder of the world that surrounds us and I thank my friend Michelle for taking and sharing this photo which has made me realize that I had forgotten about the magic that surrounds me here in Italy.
The beauty of photography and the Internet is that we can see the world through someone else’s eyes and appreciate what we sometimes miss because life has gotten too busy or complicated. These photo’s Michelle took have significant personal meaning to me because I drive past this house almost every day and I had forgotten about the unique tree built within it’s walls!
Only after Michelle posted this photo to Facebook did I recognize that it was taken at the bottom of my street in Portofino. You see, I am usually driving and without the benefit of a convertible car the roof blocks the view and therefore I just don’t notice it anymore. But shame on me for not because I have driven many friends and visitors from other countries up that road and I had not once pointed it out.
So thank you Michelle for reminding me of how beautiful and unique Italy can be and also for sharing your talent and appreciation with the rest of us.