Thanks to Deandra letting me borrow it, I just finished reading Donald Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years and I’m hit by the idea of creating a good story with my life.
While reading the chapter, Great Stories Have Memorable Scenes, I couldn’t help but think of all the memorable scenes created on this trip. And so many of them because someone invited us to take part in their story.
As Miller said, “a good storyteller doesn’t just tell a better story, though. He invites other people into the story with him, giving him a better story too”.
Here are some people that have given us a better story…
Lucy and Kara- La Maisson club promoters in Campo di Fiori. For chatting with us every time we saw you even though we never went out clubbing.
Marcel Gargone- Michael Jackson finger puppeteer in Piazza Navona. For knowing us by name.
Florean and Conrad- German musicians. For pizza in Campo di Fiori and going to Ostia with us.
Sondre- Waitor at Miscellanea restaurant by the Pantheon. For the sexy wine.
Vittorio, Michaelai, Senora, Claudio- Hotel Primavera staff. For the wonderful accommodations.
Massimo- Dr. Meier’s friend and owner of a wine bar. For making Nicole’s 21st birthday memorable.
Jane and Keith Leverkuhn- Our Roman parents and friends. For being so loving and giving.
Matt Boker- Deandra’s friend from home who was in Rome for an architecture program. For being part of our program, calling to us through our window, showing us Trastevere, hosting epic friend’s dinner, joining us for poetry readings and being a good friend.
Kaci- Friend from Idaho here for Matt’s architecture program. For letting us tag along on the beach day and joining us for epic friend’s dinner.
Sebrian- Traveler from San Fransciso. For telling us the time and joining us for dancing at the dance club along the Tiber River.
Will Aufhammer- Friend from SPU. For being so intentional about meeting up with us and spending the entire afternoon running around the city with us.
Megann’s Aunt and Uncle- Sweepstakes winners of a trip to Italy. For spending time with us and joining us for dinner at our favorite restaurant, 433.
Stuart Family- Megann’s boyfriend and our good friend, David’s family. For dinner in Piazza Navona and for doing the Bernie throughout Italy.
Graziella- Trattoria worker and friend. For serving some of the best lasagna we’ve ever tasted.
“Jared”- Student from America at the Irish Scholar’s Lounge. For helping us celebrate 4th of July.
Sus, Kristina, Anna- Danish girls staying at the Camping Village. For inviting us to play “wolly”.
Kay, Andrew, Milli, and Charlotte- Hostel Roomates at the Camping Village.
The Entire Camping Village Staff: Paula, Karol, Lulli, Allessandro, Farroque, Batman, Dominique, etc- For inviting us into your lives and giving us an unforgettable experience.
Johann and Jonathon- Swedish back packers celebrating their 2 year anniversary on the Via dell’ Amore. For being so thoughtful and seeking us out as friends.
Boker Family- For your hospitality and for inviting us into your family on our last night.