by G Goodman

Naples, Italy

My Italian friend Rino was telling me, about the same time I took this photo, that we were on Via Esperanzina, and that esperanza means hope, and -ina means little, so:  little hope.  The street of little hope.  Or Little Hope Street.

I suppose you could define that as a bad thing, as in: We have little hope of survival.  But I see is as a sweet little thing, more like like you carry your little hope in your pocket.  You know, like a little Lego piece or something.  A little hope.