I took these photos last summer after just taking off from Venice airport in Italy. High above the Italian countryside, the land looks like a fine patchwork quilt. Quilts have been used for centuries for comfort and warmth and to tell a story using the careful piecing together of fabric. Quilts provide protection and security, insulating us at least momentarily, from the volatility of the everyday. I wish sometimes that the land could be regarded in a similar fashion.
Somehow all seems right in the world from this vantage place.