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Some important things to me (Florence, Italy)

My top-floor bedroom window with views of the river and the ever-interesting vibrancy of the people walking below. I hear the sounds of vespas and sirens and beeping, but also of singing, laughing, music, and speaking. I hear the occasional trumpet or accordion and clacking of horse hooves. When a sound is particularly intriguing, my […]

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Learning to Make Mistakes

Not only has moving to Italy been a beautiful wonder, but it has also presented some of the most humbling experiences of my life.  When I first moved to Florence, I was struck with intimidation as I walked through the streets, peering into shop windows with no intention of stepping in. I was curious as […]

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