Sony RX1, 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss
ISO12800, f/2.5, 1/80, raw
Thirtieth day of “Night Walking”.
Trastevere, Rome, Where It Ends.
Here I am. At the very end of Trastevere. Where Porta Portese ends as well, Testaccio just a few hundred meters away. Here my night walks get to their anticipated end. Since tomorrow me and the RX1 will be engaged in a different project, as it happened with every theme of this 365. It will be theme number 11, we are so close to the end…
I’m really glad I did the “Night Walking” theme. It gave me a reason to explore my new neighbourhood in a way I couldn’t when my dog Lucy was alive because she didn’t want to night walk too far from home. It also gave me a way to mourn Lucy’s death by understanding, and finally accepting, the emptiness and loneliness she left me. At home, between my work, my wife, and mostly my little daughter Agata, I was too busy to ever feel lonely or empty and that made me sad, like I couldn’t really feel Lucy’s loss. But once back at night walking among empty and dark streets, parkings, courtyards, and alleys I immediately, strongly, deeply felt the void. A void that made me warm and happy. That void is Lucy, I now know where it is, and how to feel it if I need. It’s what she left, together with tons of memories, and it will exist as long as I will exist.