Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
This is the last of my photo-series from Rome. Over the past weeks, I shared a few photographs from the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican, the Colosseum, and a few more. This time around, I am attempting to capture the grandeur that still is Rome through these photos. I have also written this post last year in my private Facebook account as I looked back on the year 2016. I do hope that these pictures also bring you peace.
The Grandeur That Still Is Rome
“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”
― Virginia Woolf
And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed.”
― Maya Angelou
The Peace of Wild Things
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
― Wendell Berry,