LORENZO GAERTNER

Maastricht, Netherlands

What gets me up every day is the sense of possibility, the drive to be better. That, and good coffee. I live mostly for the simple things – morning air in my lungs, the smell of pancakes on the stove, the evenings spent in the company of those I love. But life is also intricate, complicated, unfathomable at times, and I’m on a quest to figure it out. I’ll let you know when I do.

ROME: THE ETERNAL CITY

I thought that nothing was beyond written description, but Rome leaves me without words. It’s almost intimidating that my arsenal of adjectives can barely chip Rome’s crumbled outer layers, let alone touch upon its essence. Perhaps there are philosophical justifications for this. Perhaps the name ‘Eternal City’ is given not for the strength of the…

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