Catching women on camera, Bohemia fuels the imagination

Living a nomadic lifestyle made me feel each city carried its own sense of time. So this is how I wrote about them in my first book, A European Odyssey; How a boxer’s daughter found grace.

Prague, in particular, allowed time to open up. When I caught women on camera they were like perfectly cut out stories.

Outside our apartment one morning I found three women walking, they were together, yet separate; 3 generataions? This tribe didn’t always appear warm, at first, and if I threw a smile their way I didn’t expect one back – yet the people inspired romance and fueled the imagination.

One time I bought art supplies and while walking out the door of the store I realized it would be impossible to carry them all home. There wasn’t a taxi rank nearby but there was a student. She appeared out of nowhere. She offered to help, I said no, I live about at least 45 minutes away. She said, no worries, my boyfriend won’t be out of class for another hour, so I have time.

She gently removed the canvases from underneath my arm, we walked home and she came in for tea and a talk. I listened to her life and to her politics and thought she just might change the world.

Always know hope.

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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