Book Eleven: My Italy/ Enamel Shields

A Charmed Life

I didn’t begin this collection until years after my travels. My soul must have been looking for these, the representations of moments and places.

An array of vintage, sterling silver, hand-painted enamel shields on a vintage bracelet. The shields were undoubtedly made for tourists. I wonder who sat for hours painting these miniatures.

I have been to Italy many times, I have walked hundreds of miles of streets of stone. I have heard opera in the everyday voices. My heart lives there.

Susan Kalish

So many places, so many moments. Places so small on the map that there is nothing to hang from a bracelet, except a memory in the heart.

Some shields are still waiting for their place on a bracelet.

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