Sundry Wonders is a weekly column featuring a photo gallery and meditation, based on my walks. I’m currently based in Kotor, Montenegro, and have loved walking through its Old Town. I’d love to hear about where your walks take you!

Wanders through Old Town Kotor, Montenegro

Oh, how I have missed exploring the little nooks and crannies of new places. I found joy in deepening my Camberville experience, of finding small wonders to sustain me during the pandemic. But this, friends, this past week is what I live for. Stari Grad, or Old Town Kotor Montenegro, is a lovely walk down the bay, and I love finding the quiet corners, away from the cruise passengers. I say hello to the cats. And then get gelato.

I’ll admit—I don’t know too much about what I’m looking at, because that’s not why in this moment, I’m just looking at it. No, it’s the red tile against the brilliant blue sky, the color of the bay, and the calm I feel when walking slowly through the streets, without a care in the world that I seek. Information can wait.

I’ll learn, I’m sure, while I’m here, but, for now, I am just learning the colors and shapes with my eyes, the feel of the streets with my feet, and the quiet corners, followed by loud outbursts that I don’t understand with my ears. I’m learning by feel for now.

Gallery: Old Town Kotor, Montenegro

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