After two relatively difficult days of being perpetually lost and struggling to figure out How Things Work in Italy, today was a dream. The highlights?
A group trip to the Colosseum. A colleague's fun and fascinating lecture on what a day of ancient Roman entertainment must have been like. Overhearing a guy in a gladiator costume singing "No Woman, No Cry" to a dude in dreadlocks.
Wandering off on my own, and feeling (for once) more found than lost!
Seeking and finding the market in Testaccio:
Then swinging by one of my favorite spots in Rome, the cool, green, and oddly beautiful Protestant Cemetary:
Where I made a pilgrimage to the grave of John Keats:
He died so young, thinking nobody would remember him--but do we ever.
Even the graves of people I've never heard of break my heart a little.