Daily Prompts, Living in Italy

Carve and Set Free

Michelangelo once said: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

As my family was exploring the streets of Florence, we chanced upon this marble statue of the famous Renaissance poet Dante Allighieri. I mentioned on my About Page that I named one of my sons after a poet. Well, here he is.

Our family moved to Italy to carve out a new life for ourselves. It is not easy to move out of our comfort zone to a place where the culture and language are unfamiliar. We have yet to learn the Italian way, as life here is very different from the Philippines and the U.S.A. But then again, we are lifelong learners!

Seeing Dante’s sculpture reminded me of his quote: “My course is set for an uncharted sea.” Our grand adventure begins now!

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