A Coin Over the Shoulder

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.


21 thoughts on “A Coin Over the Shoulder

  1. Wow, Lisa! I’m glad you crossed up the gods so you could meet your hubby instead of returning to Rome. And, yes, I coin-toss and do these sort of things as well, hoping and wishing and remaining optimistic. If you don’t think it may, it probably won’t. 🙂


  2. We had the opportunity to visit Rome and the Trevi fountain twice, the last time in 2000. It’s an interesting place and usually pretty crowded.
    Great photo by the way😊

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    • Thank you. Wonderful you went twice! I was there in 1982- it was my first trip to Europe, Paris, Florence, Venice and Rome- it was magical and I have no recollection of crowds- maybe because it was so long ago, or maybe because it didn’t matter I was so happy to be in the experience!


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