Little things here have a big effect; the tempting, 'shot' of expresso after a pleasant late evening meal shoots adrenaline through a body and mind that is no longer able to surrender to the call of sleep.
Thoughts and memories tumble through the mind as the body settles before lurching fitfully into another equally temporary position. A day of heat that steers itself reluctantly towards an evening of stars, stillness and less intense warmth, ensuring that the little 'shot' has the perfect conditions to fight and win the battle against sleep.
The image is of St Francis, high in the hills above Sansapolcro - worth the steep climb, hair pin bends and threat of buses sharing the single track road. Deep peace amidst the chants from the trees and lingering prayers from the pilgrims that have passed this way leaving their supplications in the wind and earth for all that follow to absorb.