This week thought it would be fun to share a few photos from special times in Italy 2 yrs ago… & since it’s Friday (already) here are a few quotes from well-versed Italians for our minds to munch on this weekend…
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John XXIII
“No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today. Take heaven! No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant. Take peace! The good of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.” Fr. Giovanni Giocondo
“Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering, cast them away as ugly or heavy or hard. Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.” Fr. Giovanni Giocondo
(Fr. Giocondo, a Franciscan priest who lived from 1445- 1525, wrote 4 dissertations on the waters & waterways of Venice…)
grace, peace & viva Italia!!
Virginia : )
p.s. for my tree-hugging blogging buddies out there in cyberspace, pls note the strategic presence of the tree if photo 3… : )( :
You are an excellent photographer!
Thanks Carol – Dwight always jokes, ‘what a Great Camera!!’ … & actually this was a small digital Canon toted to Italy (vs. a large SLR + lenses) i was really pleased with the photos… : )