di doman non v'è certezza"
"Who happy would be, let him be;
Of tomorrow who can say?"
Lorenzo 'the Magnificent' de' Medici wrote these words in the 1400s. These words make me think. We often joke about travelling while we still can, and about spending the money now because you can't take it with you. Whilst we have been in Italy we have lost two good friends to cancer, one in New Zealand and one in the U.K, and both the same age as we are.
We feel privileged to have had so many opportunities to travel our wide and beautiful world, to have met wonderful people and eaten great food, to have experienced other ways of life to our own and seen so many spectacular sights. We are grateful for these opportunities and well aware that 'of tomorrow, who can say?'