I just bet –
…Cortona will be especially hot again this year.
And its fields will be full-of “soldiers” lined-up in solidarity.
Many will have lost their bright and beautiful Tuscan “smiles”.
So they won’t be facing the sun in unfailing allegiance.
Instead – they’ll be charred from the heat of their unrelenting life –
…burnt-out where they’ve grown.
Yet, the position they wilt in will be one of reverence.
Because all their weary heads will be bowed.
You see –
…even sunflowers understand what it means to honour their Creator, come what may.
Sunflower reverence will forever move me.
*This summer will be the first one in over 25 years that I won’t be able to bask in the Cortona sun + give thanks for its people, its glorious landscape + the palpable abondanza of all things Italy. Because of the pandemic we’re facing, I’ll be remaining at home. I’m not complaining – I’m just acknowledging it with my humble Sunday #SideLines.
Grateful for you, life + our Cortona, Italy.
What will you be missing most this summer?
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