A Deep Love for Florence

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

John and I met this lovely lady, Azadeh, in my favorite cathedral in Florence.  Born in Persia and currently living in Australia where her family is settled, she shared with us how much she loves Florence and that this was her nineteenth trip to this magical city.  She said it will probably be her last time to visit Florence so this was a significant trip for her.  She talked about how special this cathedral was and I agreed, sharing with her how it was the place I most wanted to return to if I ever came to Florence again and how grateful I was to have the opportunity to show it to my son.  

It was delightful to meet her and to be in the presence of such kindness that day.  We enjoyed our time and conversation with her and if we ever make it to Australia, we hope to visit with her again.  

Thank you, Azadeh!    

 

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC - 65AD), quoted above, was a Roman statesman and philosopher, dramatist and humorist of the Silver Age of Latin literature.  He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero.

Pope Francis

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Paper Lantern Festival, Florence, Italy

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