Here we go ... I was nominated by @kyanite to do this, so here we go. My name is @tc_nikon and I was born and raised in New York City and I now live in South Carolina. I am a retired NYC Paramedic, retired early due to injuries. I have been interested in photography and have been taking photos all my life. I have an unhealthy...
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felicity:
It's good to know more things about you!
kyanite:
good to learn a bit about you :)

Hi friends... I plan to visit Italy this year or maybe next year. My Wife was born in Florence and my in laws took her remains back there many years ago. I have been working on speaking and reading Italian so I will not look so out of place (yeah right) but what other cities there should I travel to ... since I am an amateur...
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kaicito:
If you're in Florence, you shouldn't miss Pisa or Siena, two more gorgeous Tuscan cities nearby. The landscape between Florence and Siena is amazing! Not sure how much time you'll have, but Venice is a wonder of the world, and the Cinque Terre area on the Ligurian coast, and the Amalfi coast near Naples are both gorgeous. When in Florence, take time to see the Boboli gardens overlooking the city.
tc_nikon:
Thank you everyone... I need to rethink how much time I want to be there.
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It will be over 25 years you have been gone. My wife, my eternal love ... my savior. I have played that day over and over in my head and no matter how hard I wish ... we cannot exchange places. I would gladly give my life tomorrow if I could hold you again today. There are days when the grief is so strong that I cannot...
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tc_nikon:
Thank you ...there were some very dark years but one day at a time. Some days are better than others
jon_baldinboots:
Grief is so very real and powerful, yet so very often misunderstood by those who have yet to experience the death of a loved one.  From my point of view, there never has been nor will there ever be an acceptable situation for a person to suggest to another, that the grieved should “get over it”; etc.!

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I see in your bio that you're into taking photos :) What's your favorite thing to photograph? 

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sleuth:
I love landscape photography! There are so many beautiful places in the world just waiting to be photographed! 
tc_nikon:
That is one of the things I must take in when I travel. Zoos as well... so what is your favorite place in the world?  Where are you from?  I'm in South Carolina now..