Today is Lauren’s 21st birthday and her mom (Cousin ‘o Love) and I are in Italy to celebrate and honor her life. Italy was one of her most favorite places and she and I were planning this exact trip when her cancer returned. We never got to go together but I know that her spirit will be with Mary and I on this adventure. Wonder how she’ll show up!
(Title of the post comes from what La and I planned to do once we were in Italy!)
This is a snippet of the conversation CoL and I shall have as we wander the streets of Verona today:
Cousin ‘O Love: Let us take the law of our sides; let them begin.
Me: I will frown as I pass by, and let them take it as they list.
Cousin ‘O Love:: Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them; which is a disgrace to them, if they bear it.
Okay, so we won’t be saying those exact words (h/t to Bill Shakespeare) but we may be biting our thumbs at them! So, people of Verona, I say to you “Look out for the American Thumb Biting Brigade”)
Alright, here’s what we really will be doing:
DAY 6, Wed Depart for Florence. On the way stop in Verona, the city where Shakespeare?s tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was set and where the famous Roman Arena is still used today for performances of important concerts and operas. Arrive in Florence known as the birthplace of Renaissance in the afternoon. Admire a view of Florence from Michelangelo’s Square and the red dome of the Duomo in the distance before reaching your hotel for dinner and overnight