Today has been a relaxing day so far. Of course, it’s still early afternoon. However, this morning has been so fantastic, I figured I should share.
Today I went to the Rose Garden of Rome, just south of the Circus Maximus. What’s unusual about this garden is that it’s only open one month a year–May. That’s well known. It’s a pretty place. I’d have to say that it’s the first time since Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that I’ve fallen in love with a botanical area. (Kirstenbosch is in Cape Town, btw: I highly recommend going!).
I whiled away an hour there, and while you could here the birds chirping, there was also Shakira reverbrating throughout the air. It turns out, today was Sports Day for some elementary schools in Rome. Where do you hold a sports day? Clearly, in the Circus Maximus.
Imagine: hundreds of cute little 11 year olds running around a 3,000 year old track, screaming their heads off, playing different games. They had some music going and the Palantine hill in the background for some ambiance.
Now, I’m very happy with my life, but dear lord, I would give anything to be an Italian 11-year-old right now.
Sports Day at the Circus? You just can’t beat that.