I love looking into pictures and, inevitably, myself at the same time.
This photo captures the magnificent trevi fountain, but it also encapsulates one of the emotional highlights of my trip to Rome. In this moment I was awestruck by the architectural details of the background structure, the lifelike realism of the foreground sculptures, and the naturalness of the foundation both were built upon–not to mention the calming waters that flowed from the fountain itself.
I remember being struck by a sense of wonderment and tranquility in the midst of a crowded square. I was keenly aware of having been transported to my own “space within a place” and I reveled in the moment, in my relationship, in my trip, and in my life simultaneously.
This brilliant moment shines brightly among many that draw my mind and heart back to Rome. I will treasure it–and the feelings it evokes–always.