The Pause that Refreshes … Firenze, Italy

Feeling hot hot hot

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I’m feeling somewhat nostalgic about our amazing trip to Italy last summer, so I’ve decided I’m going to do my best to take a moment each day for the next two weeks to post a memory from that incredible vacation.

Our journey began in Firenze. The weather was impossibly hot the entire trip, which was lovely in its way because it forced us to slow down … and stop often for gelato (which isn’t fattening, by the way. 😉 …)

The image depicted, captured outside the Duomo in Firenze, reminds me of both solitudes. The young man unabashedly languishing in the heat, while a woman at the other end of the stone bench nurtures her gelato.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Heart-to-Heart

Monochrome Madness 2-3

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Heart to Heart

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This image was captured late last summer while I was engaged in the facilitated equine experiential learning certification program.

I love this moment. It seems to me Aria and her two-month old foal, Dancer, are having a teaching moment ~ a heart-to-heart.

Horses are completely open with each other, and us, all the time. They need to be. Their survival depends upon it.

Allowing my heart to be open in the presence of the sensitive and non-judgemental horse is one of the most soul satisfying experiences I’ve ever experienced.

Being able to facilitate this with others who have a desire to heal their lives is something I look forward to as the future unfolds.

In the meantime, I continue to engage in, and enjoy, my own heart-to-heart with the horses.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015