Sunday, January 4, 2015

Montepulciano Hangout

If you are a teenager living in a small hill town in Italy, where do you hang out with your friends? In Montepulciano, you gather on the steps of the cathedral, in front of the long-unfinished facade. This town may be historic and scenic but does that matter to a fifteen-year-old? Do they dream about going away to larger, seemingly more glamorous cities? Will they come back? Will they be able to make a living here if they do want to return? Has all that beauty and history become a lasting  part of each of them? I hope they will carry it with them as they go on to meet their futures.