had to move to Rome,
to discover that she could do some of the things
she had always wanted to do.
All day long,
if she wanted to!
In the opinion of Her Highness,
two small dogs were fine,
even for a princess,
and took them out of the palace
on long walks without a chaperon.
Merrily on her way.
After all, there was no Irving Radovich
pursuing her anymore to secretly take pictures.
was right, the Princess thought -
while putting the key in the keyhole
of the dove-coloured door of her terracotta palace -
"there are days when the beauty
of the climate of Rome alone
suffices for happiness". *
Photographed by Merisi
on a Roman Holiday
in September 2009
© 2010 by Merisi
*) Henry James, Italian Hours