Updated: Jun 15
I’m a huge fan of historical documentaries and I watch them as often as I can. My husband and I recently watched a few about Pompeii, Italy. I’ve always been fascinated with the city, its ruins, the people, and the story of its destruction. After watching them, I decided to do some further research about the city.
I came across a photo of a statue of an angel that just captivated me. Something about her just made me stop in my tracks and study it. It’s beautiful and haunting. It grabbed me and I couldn’t stop looking at it. I wanted to touch it, feel what the master felt when he was creating her. The more I looked at her, the more I needed to see. I found myself searching for all of the statuary in Pompeii, and each was more beautiful than the first. As a result, I wanted to find out as much as I could so that when I actually do get to Pompeii, I can experience them with the knowledge of where they came from and the story, if any, behind them. Here’s what I found: It was a posthumous exhibition of Polish artist and master sculptor, Igor Mitoraj.
Imagine you’re digging around on the internet because you’re going to Italy and you want to visit Pompeii. You want to get a feel for the land and you come across the pictures of these majestic statues. You’re excited and cannot wait to see them with your own to eyes, only to show up and they’re gone. There are a few things that can come out of this.
Let go of your expectations. Mandy Hale said it best: "When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are instead of what you think they should be." Read that again.
A picture speaks a thousand words. Research, research, research! Is it ancient, or is it an art installation?
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