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January 10, 2012


If I have gained anything from my traveling,

My glimpses of new places and venturing the unknown…

I have only learned to appreciate God and His world all the more;

The fact that you can live somewhere for months on end and still never discover all of the many secrets a city, a street, even a single place can hold.

I used to wonder if eternity could actually exist,

If humanity could bask forever in the presence of God.  Wouldn’t it get boring?  Could it be possible?

But now witnessing the extent of the world… which is only a glimpse…

I realize that I could live for eternity;

There is no end to the glory that is God,

To the detail that triggers senses I didn’t know exist;

All I can do is be in awe;

In awe of the Great Architect.

January 10, 2012

Rome, until we meet again

The above pictures are the street I lived on in Trastevere, the building that I lived in, and my favourite vintage scooter that I passed by every day.  It was sad to leave Rome, but it is time to move on to the next season of my life.  Rome is an amazing city and I certainly recommend that anyone go and get to know it.  It is where the sun always shines, the water always flows, and layered histories reside in every wall and cobblestone.

… And finally, after a rerouted flight of almost fifteen hours with stops in a windy Brussels and an expansive airport in Washington D.C., I was greeted by a beautiful sunset before diving into a cloudy Southern Ontario.  Home!

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January 10, 2012

Last sights of Rome – part 2

Before I left Rome I made sure to go to the Vatican Museums, and visit the Trevi Fountain one last time so that I could toss in a coin and make a wish!  Supposedly if you toss a coin into the Trevi it means that you will return again someday.  So, Rome, until we meet again!

January 10, 2012

Last sights of Rome – part 1

In December Rome soon became adorned in beautiful Christmas lights!  In the Piazza Navona there was a Christmas market that had a merry-go-round, game booths, and booths selling everything from large Nutella donuts, cotton candy, toys and souvenirs of all kinds, and nativity figurines galore!  On a Sunday evening I went to a mass at St. Peters Basilica.