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Museo del Duomo, Florence ©MTHerzog

“Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose
Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waitin’ on the other side
It’s the climb”

– excerpt from “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.

Of all the things and people to photograph at the Museo del Duomo, this elderly gentleman was the one who tugged at my heartstrings. An uphill struggle while things seem to be spiraling downwards.