Sunday, March 23, 2008

It has been too long since I last wandered


Castel Sant' Angelo, pastel, originally uploaded by - di.

It builds up in me and I just want to go. Payday is about to come round again and I'm thinking of returning to Rome to re-take the photographs I took last time I was there, when I was restricted by film and the way my Istanbul photo shop was processing my work.

My photography will take me to London and Berlin soon but I need something else, something just for me and my camera.

I've been trying to refit my skin after living a while outside of self. The promised snow seems to have been banished by sunshine and I'm here by an open window, soaking up sunlight.

I found a quote and wanted to remember it ...

The need to travel is a mysterious force. A desire to go runs through me equally with an intense desire to stay at home. An equal and opposite thermodynamic principle.

At home I'm dreaming of catching trains at night in the grey light of Old Europe, or pushing open shutters to see Florence awaken. The balance just slightly tips in the direction of the airport.


Frances Mayes, A Year in the World.

2 comments:

Manictastic said...

You should urgently go to Barcelona. Urgently!

Di Mackey said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking Rome, Manic. I loved Rome and need to go back with the good camera :)