December 1, 2011

like a snap of the fingers.

You know how sometimes your mind is far, far away from where you actually are?

Well, today mine's here, on the ten-day trip my friends and I took during our semester abroad. Ten spontaneous and picture-perfect days spent visiting Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome.
Exactly four years later, I find myself sitting on the other side of the world, staring at the painting I bought that day in Montmartre. And still I can remember the songs that were played by a violinist on the steps of Sacre Coeur, the magic of walking across the Amsterdam canals late at night, and ohmygod do I remember the taste of my first Roman pasta dish.

Funny how a day can feel like a lifetime and four years can feel like a snap of the fingers.

9 comments:

stephanie said... [Reply to comment]

I'm going through the same thing right now. I lived in Tanzania for four months in 2010 and I can't believe it's been a year since I was there. I miss it so much. xo

Nikskie said... [Reply to comment]

'a day can feel like a lifetime and four years can feel like a snap of the fingers'.

that is so so true.

Cassie said... [Reply to comment]

It has been 4 years and a week since I was in Rome and Florence, Italy. Funny how we could have just missed each other at the Trevi Fountain, huh? :)

Each November, I miss Rome. I know exactly what you mean by 4 years can feel "like a snap of the fingers." I hope to go back one day. Love your pictures. Wish I would have taken more of me instead of just the buildings. (:

Sara Szatmary said... [Reply to comment]

I loved living abroad (Italy in 2006) but haven't been back since. Thankfully, I'll be back next year. Love these photos.

♥Abby said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, it's beautiful. Gorgeous pictures. I think I'll have to make a trip there. :)

♥Abby

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

Are you trying to make me jealous? Because it's working.

Ana Magdalena said... [Reply to comment]

those photos scream fun. I daydream about visiting Europe every day.

Aimee Katherine said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! I'd love to travel :)

Holly said... [Reply to comment]

It's been a year since I've been back from Australia...I still have dreams about it 2-3 times a week <3