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Valencia in Words

This is a world of cathedrals and paella, of trade and opulence and beauty.

At midnight find a bonfire and salta por el fuego because here, everyone is your friend. We all reek of smoke and revelry and share in the secrets of late-night catharsis and the wishes cherished mid-leap. Mind your bag and mind your breath but don’t forget to dip your toes into the Mediterranean before you leave.

It’s all too much and we slump in our chairs, curl up by the flame by the beach, desperate to nap for at least a few hours out of the 48 we would spend there. We get lost on the Metro, add an Argentinean and an Italian to our group as we wander. What marvels people create in the name of religion. American Beauty, a thousand times over.

But it helps me remember… and I need to remember… Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.

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