pace e tranquillità

DSC01424_2 One of the things I really miss about living in Rome are the specific kinds of trees: the tall skinny cyprus trees also symbolic of Tuscany and Provence, the wide, top-heavy cyprus which remind me of Dr. Seuss, and of course the palm trees which area still always a novelty for someone who grew up in New York. The city has an impressive amount of green space overall, from the huge parks like Villa Borghese, to leafy neighborhoods like l’Aventino, to the trees popping up along the sides of regular streets, like here near the Roman Forum ruins or below on Isola Tiberina. They make it easy to take a little escape from the very busy, very loud, very unapologetically intense city, without having to travel far or shell out any money to visit private parks like Florence’s Boboli Gardens.

In particular I miss their relaxing, unique smell, strongest in the summer time, which always reminds me of those warm, sunny, calm days amid the chaos of Rome.

DSC01443 I don’t miss it quite enough to pay 50 euros for the Diptyque “Cypres” candle I saw in the perfume shop today though… sadly my budget is considerably lower for things I would literally just set on fire…


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