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Every morning I wake up with the sun lighting up the bedroom. Earlier every morning until we set the clock forward again at end of the month. Spring is around the corner, finally, after a winter that was so rainy, our grass patch in the garden is a moss patch now. And every morning I feel momentarily blissful and excited about what the day could bring. And then I remember. Oh. Right. Corona. The day will bring continued climbing numbers and more people to mourn. 24hr news cycles, speeches from world leaders. Staying the FUCK home and being glad I know HOW to work from home with kids. Worrying about loved ones that can’t stay home and feeling overall very humbled. Batch cooking and doing inventory like a fucking restaurant. And putting up a brave face for two tiny but secretly highly intuitive little children. I am scared. I’m not…

When we visited Rome (July 2013 honeymoon with my husband Wil), we of course went to the more “obvious” tourist attractions. But you can’t “Do Rome” and not go see The Colosseum, The Pantheon, Fontana di Trevi, etc. We arrived in Rome on July 22nd, and on the 23rd, the first thing we did at I believe 8AM or 8:30AM, was go to the Colosseum. Because we were so early, there was no real line to speak of. And it also wasn’t quite as hot yet (that week we had mid to upper thirties Celsius temperatures). I’m glad we went early because the light was really something. Still sort of hazy, bringing out the pinkish/orange hues of the stones inside the Colosseum. I took many, many photos that day, but part of digging through these travel photo archives is to find photos – yes, of landmarks as well – that…