Its weird to think that after 3 years of taking Graphic Design and doing nonstop homework for the past couple months would make me want to relax, but I guess the opposite effect has happened.
For quite a long time I’ve had the title Dear Sicily in my head and I always wanted to use it somehow but I never knew what for. The idea behind it was based on my grade 11 trip to Europe (Italy & Greece) and just experiencing something that was life changing and possibly once in a lifetime. Til this day, every time I think about it, it makes me happy. To be around your best friends, creating bonds and memories with my classmates whom I never really talked to before the trip, and seeing and experiencing another part of the world which we usually only read about in book or on T.V here in Canada.
Dear Sicily was (and still is) a mental state in which I kept thinking to myself that I will be there again in my future, and hopefully it will be just as good or better. It’s the thought of happiness and hope to be somewhere once again that has given your life so much meaning. Its something we want to all experience over and over again, and for me, that trip was it.
I used Sicily in the title because it was a beautiful place. It stood out compared to the other places we visited such as London, Athens, and Rome. Its been quite a long time for me to explain why it stood out so much, but I just know it did (Though I loved being around History that I experienced first hand such as the Coliseum and the Parthenon, there was just something about Sicily).
In the end, Dear Sicily is about the experiences we’ve had in the past, the present, and the future ones to come. Its about remembering the memories that make us happy, and striving to continue to create more unforgettable memories that will all in all, make our lives meaningful in the end.