In October of 2007 I went to Italy with my daughter Laura. We had 10 magical days including a day of hiking the Cinque Terre. I can close my eyes and see the villages perched on the coastal mountains, the fishing boats lifted up into the streets, the olive trees ready for harvest. It’s a beautiful place like nowhere I’d ever been before. And we talk often of going back with more time to explore and enjoy the area and it’s people.
Cinque Terre was hit by heavy rains and destructive floods last week. Much of what was there is gone. My heart and prayers are with the people of this region. I count my blessings that I was able to walk the trail with Laura before it was wiped out.