I improvised, crazed by the music. Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky and when I regained earth it seemed to be mine alone.”
- Josephine Baker
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The Kinesthetic Learner in Rome
“When entering Rome, I was immediately enchanted by its energy. The city and its people moved to a beat similar to New York City — A city that will always be my first love. Unlike New York, Rome has a sense of seductiveness. The city has a quiet sultriness. New York reminds me of a king — authoritative, direct, and powerful. But if New York was king, Rome was queen — sensual, domineering, and passionate. The aroma of the city, the food, and the sights were all mesmerizing. Yet, I didn’t grasp the full essence of the city until I experienced the Colosseum.
While walking back to the hotel from dinner, we passed the grand historic structure. It stood powerful and luminous in the moonlight. This night, barely any tourists were swarming around it — So I took my chance to get a closer look. I darted swiftly towards a small corner of the outer wall. I reached my hand out and simply touched it. And in that very moment, I felt truly connected to the city. It was as if I was feeling the heartbeat of someone I truly love.
With one touch I discovered the power and meaning of this ancient structure. While the entire city has transformed around it, the Colosseum has remained strong and constant. I felt the heartbeat of an entire city — A heartbeat that will forever be a constant reminder of this wondrous city’s past.”
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