I suppose.

That maybe i should start this. I have been interested in starting a blog for a couple of years now, but have never had the courage, nor what i deemed to be an interesting enough life to document. However, a new wind has blown through, and has dislodged me from my seemingly lax existence. I have embarked on a journey which hopefully will have a lasting effect upon me. I have moved from a small town in Kansas to another respectively "small" town in Italy. While the size of both towns may be be comparable ( i truly dont know, but would assume that Manhattan is larger) Orvieto feels worlds away, and in truth, it is. The air feels different here and there is a silence which exists that i have never experienced. The main goal of this space is to record my experiences abroad, but will be interspersed with random findings that i find interesting, or strange, and even less likely, relevant or worthwhile. As my first foray into the world of blogging, i cant say if this will be anything but a self indulgent mess; It is my hope, however, that those of you who are reading this can follow along on my journey. I will try to update on a regular basis, but knowing my affinity for sleeping and drinking, that could prove to be a challenge.

Ciao for now

It Does Get Dark

she: if you really love me, let's make a vow.
right here, together, right now. okay?
he: okay
she: alright, repeat after me. i'm gonna be free.
he: i'm gonna be free.
she: and i'm gonna be brave.
he: i'm gonna be brave.
she: good. i'm gonna live each day as if it were my last.
he: oh, that's good.
she: you like that?
he: yeah
she: say it.
he: i'm gonna live each day as if it were my last.
she: fantastically.
he: fantastically.
she: courageously.
he: courageously.
she: with grace.
he: with grace.
she: and in the dark of the night...
he: and it does get dark.
she: when i call a name
he: when i call a name
she: it'll be your name... what's your name?
he: nevermind.
she: let's go. say it.
he: let's go.
she: everywhere.
he: everyhere.
she: even though
he: even though
she: we're scared.
he: we're scared.
she: cause it's life.
he: it's life.
she: and it's happening. it's really really happening, right now...

I couldn't help but be inspired by this song when preparing for my trip to Italy. It might seem a little bit ridiculous, but it summed up perfectly what i was feeling and the ambient vibe calmed me down every time i started to freak out. I am almost sure i listened to only this on the entire 9 hour plane ride.