That Moment When....The Sun Rose Over Rome...

South African Sunrise reminding me of Rome
@bluesa (9712)
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 13, 2017 8:18am CST
As I watched the sun rising this morning my mind flashed back to another morning where I stood watching a gorgeous, magical extra special sun rise. I was just 15 years old and I I stepped through the door of an airplane and before I moved to go down the steps I stopped turned and watched the sun rise over Rome. At that moment my mind took a photo of that scene and the image stuck, I can see it clearly. What a pity cell phones didn't have cameras back then though. But, I remember I just stood there grinning, while the very handsome Pilot that had gotten us safely to Italy stood grinning with me, his blue, blue eyes twinkling at me. I mumbled something about the sun and the buildings and beauty and he asked if I had enjoyed the flight, I mumbled, yes, thank you and he winked at me and said he was happy to share a sun rise with a cutie like me, lol, I think my face has never ever been that shade of red it was at that moment since. Ah well, it was a wonderful memory to start my morning with. Don't you love it when something  triggers a good memory for you? Have you taken photos with your mind that you can still see clearly? Photos are of a sun rise I took here in South Africa.
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@MALUSE (28777)
• Denmark
13 Sep
What a charmer, this pilot!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Sep
Lol, he certainly was @MALUSE ! He had twinkling blue eyes and was a real silver fox!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
13 Sep
A beautiful sunrise that one Catherine. I love the sunrise better than sunset because I love mornings. I rarely take photos.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Thank you, OT :) . Yes, there is something hopeful about sunrise. It's okay if you don't take photos as long as you take photos with your mind. How are you?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Sep
@bluesa Okay thanks hope you are fine my dear lovely friend.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
@TiarasOceanView , all better? I am okay, thank you, my equally dear lovely friend.
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@Kandae11 (21974)
13 Sep
That memory would most certainly keep me smiling - beautiful sunrise, trip to Italy, handsome pilot - well.. The pictures are beautiful - and sunrise this morning was special for me because today is my birthday.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Sep
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!! . I hope you'll have a wonderful day @Kandae11 ! Thank you, it was a happy memory.
• United Kingdom
13 Sep
Happy birthday Kandase. Have a great day what ever you do.
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@moffittjc (31758)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Sep
I can imagine it was a great sunrise to watch. What a beautiful memory. And on top of that, having a pilot that was trying to seduce you! haha
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
It was a great sunrise...sigh...and was a beautiful memory, thank you. Lol, I was 15, he was sooo just flirting, but it was pretty wowzah to have his baby blues twinkling at me
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@moffittjc (31758)
• Gainesville, Florida
12h
@bluesa I'll have you know that I am a perfect little angel! ...when I'm sleeping!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4h
@moffittjc , hahaha! That I am perfectly sure of! Uh, that you're only an angel when you're sleeping, just to be clear!
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@DianneN (52972)
• United States
15 Sep
Ah. Sweet age for getting embarrassed! lol. What a lovely sunrise to see at the very beginning of your trip to fabulous Rome. Sunrise is so difficult to capture, but you did a beautiful job!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Hehe, I was beyond ruby red, lol. It was so beautiful but sadly I was only stopping over to catch a flight to Portugal and couldn't visit Rome, but yes, I had that moment. Thank you, Dianne!
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@DianneN (52972)
• United States
15 Sep
@bluesa Oh, so sorry. I hope you get to visit Rome soon. Too bad that pilot couldn't fly you to Portugal! lol
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Sep
@DianneN , thank you :). Yeah, sigh, too bad he couldn't, he was so darn handsome, but at least I had that moment, Lol!
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
13 Sep
That is beautiful, thanks for sharing. And what a fun memory too. That's funny about the pilot. That uniform helps, too, doesn't it? ;-)
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Thank you :) and yes it was a fun moment...and oh lawdy yes that uniform just added to him being all silver fox and all ;-)
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@FayeHazel (8441)
• United States
15 Sep
@bluesa Oh yes, the uniform can help a great deal :-) I like those silver foxes myself
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Sep
@FayeHazel , we have great taste, that's what it is! ;)
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@dgobucks226 (3822)
17 Sep
Yes, a have a list of pleasant memories in my mind and always enjoy it when one pops up. Do you think that pilot was Italian? As someone who is part Italian myself, I hear they can be pretty forward, ha. Just kidding
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Sep
That's great "D" . Oh, yes, he was Italian! Lol, it is cool you're part Italian . Forward? Really? Ah...just kidding...okaaay
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18 Sep
@bluesa Oh my, someone just triggered a pleasant memory
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep
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@just4him (81797)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep
That's a great memory. At the moment I can't think of any.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Sep
Thank you, it was an extra special moment :) . I hope you remember an extra special moment soon too.
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@just4him (81797)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep
@bluesa Thank you. I hope so too. I have a lot of pictures of things I've done, so remembering one that is not in a picture, is hard.
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@1hopefulman (17518)
• Canada
13 Sep
For a visitor, just about everything about Rome is magical. I visited it twice and I'll never forget it even though I was about 10 years old. Arrivederci Roma!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Unfortunately I just stopped over in Rome to go visit family in Portugal, but at least I had that sunrise. :)
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@1hopefulman (17518)
• Canada
15 Sep
@bluesa Yes, you'll always have the sunrise. No one can take it away from you.
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• Germany
13 Sep
Wow! what a very nice way descriptions of your flashed back times. Let me guess, You`re in a good mood today. Right?
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
13 Sep
Thank you. Yes, I have a grin on my face for sure
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• Germany
13 Sep
@bluesa ..That`s great!
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@Lucky15 (33518)
• Philippines
16 Sep
It brings a certain warmness and it can make me smile :)
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Sep
And those are both great feelings ;)
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@ridingbet (33265)
• Philippines
15 Sep
wow, that is a wonderful shot of the rising sun, my friend. it was so patient of you to wait for the slow rising of our good sun.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Thank you, my friend :). I sat with my cup of coffee patiently waiting. :)
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@tzwrites (3030)
• Romania
15 Sep
Sunrises are always beautiful. I think most of us have some memory of a special sunrise. Mine is from Greece...it was stunning.
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Yes :) . That must've been a beautiful moment for you :)
@YrNemo (3705)
14 Sep
Sunrise, a symbol of 'hope' - Hope for a good day with many pleasant surprises....
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Yes, that is so, hope, and we all need hope...
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@garymarsh6 (11903)
• United Kingdom
14 Sep
Yes you are right some memories are especially great and set you up for the day! Have a good one!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
They really do. Thank you, Gary, and I hope you'll have a good Friday!
@Corbin5 (70301)
• United States
13 Sep
That really was a memorable event for you!!! Yes, some things do trigger wonderful memories. Nice you shared that sun rise over Rome with an admirer of you!!!
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Yeah, it is something I will hopefully always remember (a person never knows with aging) . Hehe, I think he was just a big flirt, but it was really nice. :)
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@ilocosboy (25016)
• Philippines
13 Sep
Those scene in the Eome is captured by your eyes and freeze the scene in your memory
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@bluesa (9712)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
15 Sep
Yes @ilocosboy :) captured with my eyes and frozen in my memory.
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