I saw this sign in Genoa, Italy, as I was strolling around town one day last summer.
I’m not 100 % sure, but doesn’t “emozioni” mean emotions in Italian? Imagine hanging that up in a neon sign in the middle of town!
Unless it’s an advertisement for a brand named Emozioni – sounds like maybe lingerie, for some reason? Googling it left me none the wiser.
This random word sign reminds me of Manja’s blog ManjaMexiMovie, where she sometimes shows us Italian street scenes with all sorts of words scribbled across the walls and other surfaces. No matter how hastily painted, they all sound like poetry. Here’s a link to a recent post by Manja with this kind of street poetry.
That made me think of other inspiring blog posts I’ve come across recently. One of them is a post Christina from Just Blue Dutch did with a similar theme to my post from yesterday. Christina’s was called October thoughts and autumn spells.
Christina wrote, “Sometimes I think that it’s so strange to find everything so beautiful during Autumn, where in fact, everything is actually dying. Don’t you think so?”
I’d already drafted my Beauty in Decay, Part II post a while ago (there was a part one on my blog, last spring) and it wasn’t until after I’d published part two yesterday that I realized how Christina’s post must have subconsciously inspired me as well. So I want to give her a mention here!
Other inspiring blog posts I’ve recently read include for example these:
2-Julie from Les Petits Pas de Juls recommended a piece on Venice to me in a comment. I checked it out, and in fact, the recommended post wove a recurring nighttime dream into a travel post, which I found very refreshing. The blogger is Britt Skrabanek, who I recently started following and here’s a link to the post.
3-Speaking of inspiration, Julie herself is quite something: she is very green and encourages others to live a cleaner life, too. Take a look at this incredible post, What 1 year of trash looks like!
So… these are the emotions this black and white photo brought me – who knew!