I got to have so many of my own Roman Holiday moments with you… a lifetime of them.
There is a magic feeling in Italy and these other places with a Byronic vision of the past and the pastoral and the monuments and art and ruins and sunshine and plays and ballet and opera and just simple moments walking at sunset and people watching or stopping for a coffee.
Just taking it all in together. Being amazed by thousands of years of humanity and civilization at your fingertips. Seeing and being.
Being in love with the sunshine and water fountains and ice cream and fruit ripening on the trees and with each other. Learning, learning, learning together. Living and appreciating the moment for weeks on end, always in the moment.
Walking for miles, laughing, arguing then laughing, crying at the beauty, exhilarated by it.