May 26, 2014

Amalfi, Italy. October, 2011

As luck would have it....  When I see the various talismanic items hanging from rear-view mirrors in the US of A -- rabbits’ feet, rosaries, red pepper/horn combos, fuzzy dice, etc. -- I remember the simpler approach seen here in this Italian coastal town, a request to Italy’s patron saint (a title he shares with St. Catherine of Siena): “St. Anthony of Padua, protect me.” So noted.

1 comment:

  1. I like the way the motorist folded the side-mount rear-view mirror away to prevent its being broken or stolen. St. Anthony of Padua is the Patron Saint of "Lost Things" ... but it doesn't hurt to take precautions.