Naples, May 2017

Naples looked back. When I looked at its abandoned spaces, it looked back with eyes I wondered if only I could see. When I peeked into the eyes and lives of the people, they looked back with joy, despair, suspicion, anger, wonder and faith. When I looked at the streets and buildings, they looked back with the eyes of the Madonna and Child and the saints who watched over them. When I looked into my own heart, I looked back at myself and faced my fears, doubts, and delusions. Naples asked me for nothing but honesty and in return gave me honesty, magic and more than a few winks telling me we were all on this ride together.