Only a few places have it all.
Places where one feels completely at ease.
This month of May, in a Spring golden Sunday, full of greenery, I had the opportunity to travel from callicoonny to Naples, Italy, via the ICCC - one of those rare places where the human heart reigns in his glory and compassion.
In this trip we were all together 30 very enthusiastic people. First, we got to taste the variety of the Neapolitan cuisine represented with many different dishes rich in flavor and texture enhanced by the company, grace and kindness of the people present. A wonderful tiramisu cake with the word Napoli printed in chocolate was served as dessert.
And then our tour continued to visit the city and its treasures. We got to see the Mediterranean sea, the fervor and devotion of the people celebrating their religious festivities, fullness of life, color and tradition.
The next stop was a concert of beautiful melodies from Naples performed by one guitar and two voices. Someone from the audience offer to accompany with the piano for a couple of songs. The Sun, the sea, the relationships were sang in a joyful mood, and we got to listen from a good and lovely storyteller something related to each song. I learned that to love one has to be in the present and have hope for the future. I also learned that Polichinella is Neapolitan!
The last treasure was the fact that in Afragola -a neighborhood of Naples, very rich in people in poverty - there is another home where compassion reigns, everyone is welcome and people are listened to, there were small children gathering and they were taught to dance some were having trips to the water and went sailing, some were playing. Patience and love seemed to be the way. This day was a gift to my spirit. Thanks.
From one traveler.