I sometimes forget the city I live in. I often ignore it while passing through by bus, burring my eyes into a book or just day dreaming, I don’t salute the castles anymore like I used to and I even forget about the Porcellino, which I absolutely adore and often use as one of my lucky charms.
Most people ask me if I will ever leave Florence? Do I really think that this is the best place in the world to live in? Is Florence that great? Maybe not and I can’t say I won’t ever leave this place, but this city is definitely the city for me now and maybe for many years to come. Florence has saved my life in so many ways and even if there will come a time for us to move on, it will still hold a special place in my heart. We have a history of sharing experiences and feelings together and the story of how we’ve met… well, that just adds more spices to our relationship.
I walked the streets of Florence for a while today, looking at the old buildings, caressing Porcellino’s nose, getting lost in some of the antique shops, just to get a little taste of everything until next time. I had a wonderful day and most of all I feel like my forced break is finally over and I can come back with a better and much more organized self.
And for all those who don’t love Florence or claim there are many more wonderful places in the world: I agree and I can only say there is a time and place for everyone and everything. Someone else’s choice may never be the right one for you. Florence is my choice.