I have this fear that one morning I’ll wake up and I’ll forget to look around me and see the beauty and the uniqueness of where I live. That I’ll get all caught up in the things that I need to do, the task in front of me and that I won’t remember to pause and look and smell.
The other day, rushing to get changed into my work clothes, I dropped my camera. One of those stomach dropping, uh-oh, drops. The camera seemed fine, but the next day, it wouldn’t work. To make a long story short, we found a great camera shop in Perugia, Foto-Checkup, where the proprietor made a slight adjustment to the mirror inside, and we were on our way.
So not having my camera for a few days, and then getting it back was an eye opener for me.
Literally. I stood on the street corner in Citta di Castello and for a few minutes I just watched the world go by. There was this macho construction worker bundling up a huge pile of massive beams, while balancing this slender umbrella on one shoulder, a short but heavyset man rode by on a short and heavyset bicycle, the crazy clocktower in the piazza was framed by gorgeous storm clouds (see if you can figure out how to tell time on this clock), and a woman rode by balancing her stuff and talking on the cell phone, just a snapshot in time.
Your turn. Walk away from the computer and look around you.