These photos are bookends to a year really. The winter ones were taken a almost a year ago in Rome in February, just before we took off again for Australia. The very day I think. The big pink scarf is one we picked up in a hole-in-the-wall little student shop at the foot of Via Appia in Perugia a couple of weeks before. Five euros I think it cost. You know that thing when you buy something on the fly and end up wondering how you ever did without it? That’s what this scarf has been like this year. One of those pieces that make you feel ready for anything, come rain or come shine.
It had another big day out yesterday at Melbourne Park. If I can’t get away to Italy in January, then a couple of days at the tennis becomes my consolation prize. I didn’t plan it this way at all. I was really only playing tourist yesterday when I snapped these on my phone. But when I saw the photos of Mara and that scarf, ancora una volta, it all kind of made sense.