A pilgrimage.

I came to Italy for Pompeii, but I came to Rome for Caravaggio. I encountered my first Caravaggio painting at the Louvre when I came across his convincing depiction of the “Death of the Virgin.” There was something so three-dimensionally lifelike about the recumbent image of Mary that…

What does it all mean?

What drives a person to create, or, moreover, to not create? Do we not all possess a certain motivation, a certain inkling inside ourselves to somehow prove that we were here? Do we not all desire to leave a little something behind, some creative endeavor…

…might be a better place.

I know that religions matter to people just as much as wars do, but, honestly, I think that the world would be better off without both. …

A trip to California’s failed Paradise

I personally have no explanation as to why I wanted to go to the Salton Sea so bad other than I wanted to go there and photograph whatever there was to experience. It turned out that there wasn’t much at all to take pictures of, and there wasn’t going to…

To go alone or with someone?

I was just thinking how strange it is to travel with a companion, especially one you’re in a relationship with at the time.

Usually, when I traveled with a boyfriend, it strengthened the relationship. It added another dimension, an additional experience that you’ve shared together. It builds knowledge and adds a new connection — another tie to the heartstrings. How could you break up with someone with whom you’ve been to Italy with…

Krista Marson

An avid traveler who has been grounded by the pandemic. Author of Memory Road Trip: https://books2read.com/u/47ND2E

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