Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

It has been awhile since I have participated in the WordPress weekly photo challenge but his week’s theme struck a chord with me – fleeting moments – for two reasons. The first – I just watched Italy get tromped in the EuroCup finals by Spain 4-0. A fleeting moment indeed….(But fear not – Forza Italia! We will be back!) The second reason is a photo that sits on my desk. A photo that continually reminds me of the important things in life. I snapped this photo with my little point-and-shoot camera back in March 2009. I was in Tuscany for a very brief visit and spent a quick morning in Montalcino.  I remember rushing to get to Montalcino and then after parking the car, rushing down the hill from the car park with camera, map and backpack in hand – a rather frazzled morning. It was then I came upon these wonderful men out for their morning passeggiata as they slowly strolled down the path, chatting quietly amongst their little group.  It stopped me in my tracks and reminded me to slooooow down and enjoy the journey.  I have this photo framed on my desk to remind me to do just that. So a silent thank you to my walking friends – they unknowingly left me with a lesson that has stayed with me until this day.

There are some great posts on this theme this week – you can check them out here.

Have a great week, everyone! And remember to enjoy the journey. Ciao, ciao.

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  1. Madelaine says:


    1. Grazie, Madelaine!

  2. Great photo, I really like the way these men walk together. Like a group of old friends, comfortable with each other.

    1. And how I love their hands folded behind their back in the exact same way. Comfortable indeed. Thanks for stopping by! Michele

  3. Lovely photo and story! I also want to let you know that I added your site to my blogroll! Have a nice 4th of July!

  4. Grazie on both counts! I keep forgetting to send a note that I used your post on Pienza while there a few weeks ago – it was wonderfully helpful! Thanks for sharing and also have a wonderful holiday!

  5. Great message and illustration – enjoy each moment!

  6. This made me laugh. Great one.

    1. Grazie for the comment and stopping by!

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