Francis and Clare

I have traveled so many places over the decades, and I have seen more wonderful sights than I would have imagined as a child growing up in Brooklyn. But one of my favorites places remains Assisi.

Perhaps it is because Francis was my one connection to Christ during my years as a Buddhist.  Or that Clare has worked her way into Elena’s heart.

Perhaps it is the way the streets wind, with a staircase here, a little passage there. Perhaps it is the beauty of the Giotto frescos in the Basilica, or the peace at Eremi. 

Whatever the reasons, it is a very special place.