Why We Took It - "The Ghosts of the Villa Borghese” by Frank Scozzari

This is a quiet story, not much action, plot, or drama, but we love how it evokes the transience of human existence, how it recalls that our individual lives are all at once everything and nothing.  The woman’s worry about her expensive perfume is a sharp contrast to what’s in front of her:  the timeless setting of the Eternal City and its vast human landscape over centuries. She is not named in the story, and the reader senses she’s already a ghost.

~The Editors

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