A Man, A Child, A Boat, Vernazza, Italy, ©2009 Leah Reich
Dear Marley -
Last year I went to Italy and I took this photo. It’s one of my favorite shots from the whole trip. Maybe my very favorite.
My mom commented on it: “It’s beautiful how you have framed the father’s back, glowing as the brightest thing in the growing night, as if he were the moon, guiding his child.”
For your birthday, I hope a Ligurian moon glows just as brightly, and guides you to a harbor as beautiful and safe as this.
Much, much love.