Today Camillo has been gone two months, and even today I can’t really believe that he is not here with me and his family. I have spent nearly the complete two months looking back through our photo albums. Albums that we started after our first trips in 1992 and ended with the my first digital camera Camillo gave me for Christmas 2002. After that I stored all my digital photos in folders on an exterior drive, thousand and thousand of photos from all of our trips, parties, celebrations, all the good times.
In February of 2007, I started writing on ‘notanissionary’ as a guest writer and nearly simultaneously started Flowers on the side; a blog for the purpose of posting color and photos from time to time. Through these two blogs I began to track our trips and other activities in real-time. I didn’t always post about all of the trip, maybe the leaving or just the return, but I have photos of nearly everything we did over our 20 years together. I find this a comfort; not many people can say their lives have been so thoroughly documented.
(The countryside near Alba)
My last photo post was from Torino. From there we traveled to Alba and on to Como. I have yet to look at all the photos from that last week, but I will. I wouldn't want to miss the memories they represent. All of our last week, the last day, the last hours are documented in photos.
The last day was a day well spent. A sit on a bench sharing a panna cotta flavored ice cream, gelato; a day filled with laughter, and good food, and friends and new sights. All the things that our life was filled with, all twenty years, no one can ask for more than that; a lifetime of memories.