I want to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
I want to walk around it’s white marble and leaning arches and pretend like I’m holding it up with one hand.
I want to see the Eiffel Tower.
I want to ride the elevator up and up and up into the sky while watching the City Of Light become smaller as I rise.
I want to see the Roman Colosseum.
I want to walk where people once gathered to watch the spectacle of combat and imagine the Naumachia, where the Colosseum would be flooded and naval battles held.
I want to swim in the cerulean waters of Santorini.
I want to feel the cool waters all around me and watch the white and blue and pink palette of colors on the buildings bob onshore.
I want to see the world.
Hear its natural sounds in the jungles and mountains. Hear the sound of a toucan call, an elephant in the distance, the crack of a glacier.
I want to eat in cafés.
I want to look at a menu and not know what any of it means. Then order something and enjoy the new flavors and aromas and leave not knowing what I even ate.
I want to meet new people.
I want to walk down a new street looking for, nothing. Then meet a local who can point me in the right direction.
I want to learn new words.
Food words. Swear words. Words that I can use. Some I probably shouldn’t. Words to describe the sunset. Words to say Hello/Goodbye/Thank you for letting me visit.
I want to do all of these and more.
But what I want to see the most, right now, is for all of us to remember to take care of each other.
To Stay Home.
Wash our hands.
Wear a mask.
Stay 6 feet apart.
Until this, all of this, gets better. So we can see it all together.