Daily Prompt: Three Coins in the Fountain
Have you ever tossed a coin or two into a fountain and made a wish? Did it come true?
I went to Rome when I was 25. Of course the Trevi Fountain was on the list of places to see. Originally, legend has it that a thirst quenching glass of water from the Trevi Fountain would ensure good fortune and a fast return to the Eternal City, but over time the legend of the Trevi Fountain evolved to tossing a coin in to ensure a return to Rome. The precise legend of the Trevi Fountain says you should stand with your back to the fountain and toss a coin using your right hand over your left shoulder to guarantee a return trip to Rome. I don’t remember what I wished for, most likely it was to find a husband at that time. When I pulled out the photo to add to this post I realized I had thrown the coin using my left hand over my right shoulder. Perhaps that is why I have never had the opportunity to return to Rome since then. But I did meet the man who would become my husband not too long after this trip.