My mother is the bomb of #awesomesauce and her birthday, happens to be today. I couldn’t be there due to our current Italian adventure so we’re sending our love the best way we know how (cue the backstory)…
Growing up, I was entertained primarily by three movies: “Gone with the Wind,” “The Sound of Music” and Franco Zeffirelli’s, ”Romeo and Juliet.” These were my mother’s favorites. I was raised by these three movies. I knew them by heart because my mother played them for me often, since birth really. I knew the script, the dialogue, the blocking, all by heart. And to be honest, I get why she loves them. They’re well written, brilliantly acted and the leads have the best chemistry I’ve ever seen! It’s easy to fall in love with these movies.
Well my husband and I are currently in Verona, the birth place of the Romeo y Gulietta stories, so we thought we’d put together a little something for my mom. Here’s to love, here’s to shakespeare and heres to one of the best renditions of both. Cheers, from Verona and Happy Birthday mom. We put this together just for you.
from Juliet’s home to the walls, moats and squares of Verona, Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving (Double whammy).
And these are the hundreds upon hundreds of love letters that are left daily for Juliet, asking for her advice. Some answered, some not, they continue to cover the walls that encircle her house.
“There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence-banished is banish’d from the world,
And world’s exile is death.”