An Adventure A Day

Because "life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all" – Helen Keller

“For us to go to Italy and to penetrate into Italy is like a most fascinating act of self-discovery.” – D.H. Lawrence (writer)

In June, we packed up our life once again, this time setting in Belgium. After three years living in the mayhem of Rome, it is a welcome change. Unlike Shelley, Keats, Goethe, Byron, James, Twain, Anderson, Gogol and many others who found their literary muse in Rome over the centuries, I found Rome overwhelming.

Everyday life was more complex than it had been elsewhere. I was constantly frustrated, angered, and awed, but I rarely found myself inspired to write about the culture I was immersed in.

I found that unlike Germany, where I could see the reasons behind what was going on, I could rarely find the logic for things in Rome. Perhaps now that I am not trying to live there, I can gain a little perspective on the experiences I had.

I feel fortunate to have called the Eternal City home for a little while, and I look forward to getting to know Belgium. Check back for our more of our adventures from Wallonia!

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4 thoughts on “Arrivederci Roma – Bonjour Belgique!

  1. MrsNATO says:

    Exciting times! Interested in hearing all about the adventures in Belgium. Safe travels, friend!

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    1. Thank you! We are really looking forward to exploring Belgium- it’s a beautiful country!

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  2. Johanna says:

    That is such a good way of explaining it. While I enjoyed our time in Rome, people just cannot grasp why I didn’t LOVE it. Best of luck in your new home!

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    1. Thank you 😊 I think sometimes people forget that visiting a place is different than trying to make it a home!

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