Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This Week in Eataly

Piazza Novana
Piazza Novana
Piazza Novana is the most beautiful Piazza of Rome, complete with a church and fountains sculpted by Bernini.  It was built on the ruin of the 1st century Stadiodi Domiziano (Domitian's Stadium), and was used mainly for sporting events and festivals.

Fun Fact: The stadium was known as "Circus Agonalis" (Competition Area).  Over time the name changed to "in agone" to "navone" and eventually morfed into "Navona."
Sant'Agnese Church designed by Barromini, Bernini's main rival 1670

But for almost 400 years since the time it was paved over in the 15th century, the Piazza has been Rome's main marketplace.  While market merchants have long since moved out, people still come out in droves to take in the beauty.

And the Piazza's grand ornament is a 17th century Baroque Church - Sant'Agnese.  The church was built on the site where legend says young Agnes, prior to her martyrdom, was stripped naked, but suddenly grew a miraculous mane of hair that covered her and saved her from disgrace.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi by Gian Lorenzo Bernini 1651

Fountain of Four Rivers
The centerpiece of the square is the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - Fountain of Four Rivers representing the main rivers of the time: Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Plate, with an Egyptian obelisk in the center.

Beautiful.  It's no wonder that this is a favorite filming spot for movie directors.
Fountain of Neptune by Giacomo della Porta 1574

Fountain of the Moor
by Giacomo dell Porta, 1575; and Bernini, 1673
At the north end of the Piazza is the Fountain of Neptune (below).

At the south end of the Piazza is the Fontana del Moro (Fountain of the Moor) by Giacomo della Porta in 1575.  Bernini added the Moor wrestling the fish in 1673.

Fingers Crossed
I think God really wants us to hit the streets hard and find new contacts because all of the people we have now are not working out.
Key detail on statue base

We had appointments set up for every day of the week and all but two of them cancelled.  So Sorella Kippen and I hit the streets again and we found a new investigator, but it is a complicated situation involving a divorce and a boyfriend.  She has taken lessons in the past, but has decided that she is ready to go forward now with the gospel.  Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, we will be babysitting the incoming new missionaries.  The good news: the first thing these missionaries will be doing is going to the baptism of Marco, an 18 year-old guitar player.  I can't think of a better way to start things off in the mission field.  How awesome!

Young Adults in Rome
Shiela, me, Carol, Jomar, Jerwin
In fact, let me tell you a little about the GANS (Young Adults) here.  They are really inspirational.

Jerwin and Jomar
Jerwin and Jomar are two Filipini who have been living in Rome for a while. Jomar is younger by a couple of years and a gamer, and he accepted the gospel first. He wants to be a singer. His brother Jerwin was rather hostile to missionaries before, but has made a 180 degree turn since accepting the gospel.  We celebrated his birthday yesterday (23!).

Carol is Brazilian studying architecture here in Rome.  She talked to missionaries first on the train and then started taking lessons by Sorella O'Connor.

Luca is 17 years old, but looks like he could be 30 with his impressive facial hair that never ceases to grow. He is in a band with Marco, his friend.  He accepted a Plan of Salvation pamphlet late one night while drunk and ended up liking what he read because his brother rather recently passed away.  He cut off his long mane of hair, cleaned himself up, and was baptized.  Now his friend Marco has gone the same path and will be baptized by Luca this week.  How awesome is that!

These are the Young Adults I have come to know here in Rome.  They are key in this work.  There are others, but these are the ones I interact with most.  I will have to get some pictures with them.
Ashley with Jenna DeGering, Megan Noll's sister

Small World
Sunday, in church I approached two American-looking tourists in the chapel (we always have a few), and when they asked where I was from and I said San Jose - Jenna, the tourist, said, "I have a sister in San Jose.  At least nearby."
     "Oh really, where?"
     O.O   "Wait, I'm from Campbell.  What's your sister's name?"
     "Megan.  Megan Noll."
     "HEY SHE'S IN MY WARD!!!"

It was really exciting for both of us.  Jenna was really cute about it, and I really liked talking with her.  How funny is that?!  The longer I am on my mission, the smaller I realize the world is.  It's cool.

Love to the Nolls!

Rome Eataly
Last P-day we went to Eataly - the most amazing food store I have ever seen.  This gorgesimo mega-
market is a veritable food lovers paradise.
160,000 square feet
4 floors
Massive Market
Conference Area
8 Cooking Classrooms
Variety of Specialized Markets for olive oils, pastas, olives, cheeses, cured meats, and breads.

Did that make you hungry?  Oh, there are 20 Restaurants and eating stations for a snack or full-on meal.

You won't find American cheese or sour cream, but you will find fresh buffalo mozzarella made onsite, a plethora of fresh local herbs, fruits and vegetables, and fresh baked rustic breads from in-house brick ovens.  Ya, a mecca for foodies.  Check it out:
No, it's not the mall.  It's 4 floors of Eataly
Pane anyone?
Fruit stand
Pasta Makers
Though there are a few Eataly markets around the world (Mario Batali just opened one in New York), Rome's Eataly in a mod domed building is apparently the largest.  This food connoisseur's haven also has other things for sale like state-of-the-art air conditioners and a cookbook section in which I found the Sime Books Flavors of Tuscany cookbook (I already have the one for Sicily).  Buon appetito!

Transfer News
Saturday we got word of transfers.  The good news: I am staying.  The bad news: Sorella Kippen is not. She is being sent down to Siracusa, Sicily!  She has been wanting to go to Sicily her whole mission and she is finally making it.

My new companion is Sorella Udall from Arizona.  I have heard she is really good at finding and a very hard worker.  We'll make a great team.

I am going to miss Sorella Kippen a lot.  Other than my trainer, she is the companion I have been with for the least amount of time - only 1 transfer - and this transfer has FLOWN BY.  It does not feel like it should be over yet.  It's been a blast.  (Editor's note:  Ashley was not able to send more pictures.  She will have pictures of her companions next week).

Feeling the Fire
Family History Search
picture: Liahona June 2013
We are heading out right now to the Bishop's tonight and to the young adult Family Home Evening so Kippen can say goodbye.

We are currently trying to talk to all ward members about Family History because all roads lead to it.

Every Zone Conference for the past while has talked about Family History, the past few Ensign and Liahona Magazines have featured articles on it, and I keep encountering little personal miracles that let me know that my guardian angels are around me and are involved in the work.

The Bishop lives near the temple site.  People are showing interest.  And we don't have a way to do Family History work here because we missionaries don't have access to a computer.  The goal is to discuss this with the Bishop and get him excited about it.  Kippen and I have both been feeling the fire.

This week in Eataly has enlivened our senses in more ways than one.  The mega market may put the epic in epicurean, but this work, including Family History, feeds the heart and soul.

Sorella Ashley Nef

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Castel Sant'Angelo and Revelation

Castel Sant'Angelo
On the statue-lined bridge leading from Castel Sant'Angelo
Castel Sant'Angelo
This cylindrical castle has a colorful history.  It was built in 130AD as a family mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian, but it has survived almost 2000 years as a fortress, a refuge, a grand castle, and today a museum.

But perhaps the most intriguing piece of history is that this castle was used as a hideout for popes during sieges and wars, being accessible by a secret underground passageway called the Passetto (800 meters long) that links the Vatican to the Castle.

Fun Facts:
Ron Howard used Castel Sant'Angelo and the secret passageway in the movie Angels and Demons (from Dan Brown's book by the same title).  In Puccini's Opera Tosca, Flora Tosca desperately throws herself from Sant'Angelo's rooftop to escape capture.

Angel Bridge
Pope Clement IX commissioned Bernini in 1669 to adorn the bridge leading to Sant'Angelo, so he designed 12 angels, each bearing a symbol from Christ's crucifixion.  I took pictures of just some.

"Make yourself familiar
with the angels, 
and behold them frequently in spirit; for, without being seen, they are present with you."
Francis de Sales

Though Bernini designed all 12 statues, he actually sculpted only two of the angels personally: the one holding a banner and the one with the crown of thorns (left).

Michael the Archangel atop Castel Sant'Angelo
Michael on Sant'Angelo grounds
Fun Fact:
Legend says that
Michael the archangel was seen atop the mausoleum sheathing his sword.  They took it as a sign that the plague of 1590 would end.  It did.  That's when they renamed the tomb Castel Sant'Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel).

Permesso in Palermo
Me and Sorella Marsh
We went down to Palermo Tuesday and Wednesday for my permesso paperwork (visa stuff) and ended up receiving it in record time.  It was a nice trip.  We stayed with the Andersens, who fed us well, and kept us safe.  Sorella Marsh is doing great, even speaking Italian now!  While I did permesso, Sorella Kippen went on scambio with the sisters of Palermo and got to taste some of Sicily's finest.

"I Used to Be a Good Man"
But at the Questura for permesso stuff, we had an interesting conversation with a man from Bangladesh.  He spoke broken Italian, but understood some English.  He approached us, pointed to our tags, and we introduced ourselves.  He was Muslim, but taught religion back in his home land and had been away from his family for 5 years.  His intention for leaving was to make money, thinking he could find a better life, but instead he felt like he lost it.  He shared that to be considered a good, spiritual person in his religion, one must pray 5 times a day at the mosque.  He had done that faithfully in Bangladesh, but since leaving he hadn't.
     "I'm not a good man," he lamented, "I used to be, but I have not been praying and attending mosque.  I have shaved my beard.  I am not a good man any more.  I thought it was important to make money.  I did not understand.  I made a mistake."

My heart went out to him.  We shared the truth of being able to pray anytime and anywhere, and how God wants to talk with him.  We gave him a mormon.org card, but then we were called away for permesso paperwork.  I wish I had the chance to say more, to testify of God's love for him, to assure him that he was a good man, and share how he could pray wherever, whenever and have a personal relationship with God.

As I thought about my not being able to do much to help this poor man, I noticed a really great quote on the Andersens cupboard from L. Tom Perry.
Carving detail on Castel Sant'Angelo Bridge
"When we look at all the Lord asks of us,
it can sometimes seem overwhelming.
Of course, where much has been given
much is expected.
I believe it is helpful when faced
with an enormous challenge
to view it as a step-by-step process.
We begin by taking the first step,
then continue by taking one step at a time.
I am certain that the Lord is pleased
even with our small beginnings,
because in His infinite wisdom He knows that
small things often become great things."
(United in Building the Kingdom of God, April 1987)
"From our small beginnings," it says He can make great things come to pass.  Hopefully some small word of testimony or bit of encouragement will stir in this man's heart and bring him a well spring of peace.

Power Hour on the Streets of Rome
Kippen with leaf from neighborhood trees
The rest of the week was full of cancelled appointments and setbacks. What helped refresh the work was a Power Hour of Finding - an idea from our Zone Leaders, Duffin and De Caro. Saturday afternoon, we set out to find someone in this city to teach. Despite Kippen feeling a little down and finding ourselves in a thunder-lightning storm, I did my best to pump her up, and what do you know, we had a few good contacts.

Metro with Graffiti
Who needs city benches when you have ancient ruins to lounge on?
We placed a copy of the Book of Mormon with a Muslim man from Morocco named Nassar who said he'd try out Moroni's Promise.

We talked with a Filipino woman named Ness who said she'd like to meet with us since she has met with missionaries in the past.  Then on the bus, there was Damiano, a Catholic young man who was a hospital volunteer with disabled kids.  He took a pamphlet on the Restoration, and upon passing the Temple and seeing the image of the temple on a card we gave him, asked about the angel Moroni statue - perfect segue to introduce the Book of Mormon!

And others have been popping up: member referrals, a girl coming back from an exchange program in Utah with interest.  There is so much potential.  Sorella Kippen and I feel like we are on the cusp of something great. So we are doing our best to make great things happen.

Saying a lot of prayers and relying on the Lord!

Sunday we went to Church all dressed cute and hair done, when we went outside to help a less active find the Church building and found ourselves caught in a sudden storm that rolled in and drenched us.
Rome storm season. Sudden thunder-lightning every day.
Like Zion's Camp - "God is in the storm"
How do you say Drowned Rat? Ah, Annegati ratto

The members were a little shocked by our appearance at first, but we dried pretty quick.

We are over 2 wards - Rome 2 and Rome 6, and we decided to attend Rome 6 which started with Relief Society. I translated for an American woman during that hour, and then for Gospel Principles.  The 3rd hour of church, instead of going to Sacrament meeting, Rome 2 ward asked for our help in Young Women's.  We found that the help was for Arianna!

Arianna Given the Ok!
Apparently her parents are aware she is coming to Church and while not happy about it, are at least allowing her to come.  Bishop Teodosi (such a good man and full of the Spirit) told Arianna he was planning on talking with her parents.  She was happy about that.

Dinner with the Gillespies
Dinner Sunday evening was spent with Bishop Gillespie and his family (of Rome 6).  It was lovely being with an American family.  You don't realize how much you miss until you are there.  We ate Hawaiian Haystacks and brownies and chitchatted.  Because we weren't able to take the Sacrament during church (helping in other meetings), the Bishop and elders administered the Sacrament to us right in the home.  The Spirit was strong.  It was very cool.  I've never taken the sacrament other than at Church before.

Restoration and Revelation
My thoughts have been dwelling on Revelation lately - how revelation is the defining difference between us and everyone else.  That's what the Restoration was all about - a boy asking God a question, and God answering.  That one question opened the heavens.

We listened to a talk by Elder Jeffrey Holland this morning on the Restoration.  He said that the Restoration is the second greatest event in all of human history after the Atonement because without it "almost all of God's children would have been lost - past, present, and future."  He talked about how only a very, very few number of people in this life were able to enjoy the blessings of the Atonement and the ordinances of the gospel, and that the burden of making sure God's children are saved is upon us here in this time to do the ordinances for those who have passed on, to preach the gospel to the living, and proclaim the gospel and advance the Church for future generations.
"We testify of God the Father and Jesus Christ,
but you cannot testify of them without testifying
that they have appeared in our day,
and you cannot testify of their appearance without testifying also
of the boy that became the Prophet Joseph Smith...
Joseph Smith is the apostolic link that connects us back to the Savior."
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
The Atonement is the most important thing - it is the gospel.  But the Atonement cannot be intimately personal or completely effective without the Restoration.
Palace of Justice, built by Guglielmo Cauldrons in 1888
We bear testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith because all the truth we have - everything that distinguishes us from everyone else - comes back to the testimony that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and they answered his prayer.  

The Bold Claim
The Book or Mormon is key to our testimony of the Restoration and our vehicle for receiving personal revelation.  Why?  Because it tells us specifically to:
"Ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true"
Moroni 10:4
And then testifies powerfully that the Holy Ghost will:
"Manifest the truth of it unto you."
"And by the power of the Holy Ghost, ye can know the truth of all things."
Moroni 10:4-5
That's a pretty bold statement for a book to make, wouldn't you say?  That is what is so great about the gospel.  You don't have to take my word for it.  You can hear from God Himself.  Just pray anytime anywhere and then listen.  

That's what I wanted to tell our Bangladesh friend.  You don't have to wait to pray in a church or in a mosque.  The Heavens are open.  God still speaks.  Angels still minister to people on the earth.  Simply talk to your Heavenly Father and the Spirit will answer.  That's what we call personal revelation.

Love to you,
Sorella Ashley Nef

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Colosseum, Forum, and Turning a New Leaf

Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum
So excited to visit this icon of Rome!  The Colosseum is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering and dates clear back to the first century.  Emperor Vespasian was a fan of sport and entertainment, so he got the bright idea to create a massive arena and place it on 6-acres smack dab in the center of Rome. Sadly enough, he funded the huge project with the spoils from the Siege of Jerusalem - mainly from what was taken from the Jerusalem Temple.  Construction began in 70AD and ten years later they had the largest amphitheater in the world - able to hold an estimated 50,000 to 80,000 spectators - and accommodate a wide array of entertainment: from sailing contests (yes, they could fill the arena with water), to animal and gladiator fights, to elaborate play productions.

Stamp showing size of Colossus of Nero

Fun Fact:
Original name for the Colosseum was the Flavian Amphitheatre, named for the Flavian family dynasty who had it constructed.  Colosseum was actually a nickname given due to a Colossal 120 foot bronze statue of Emperor Nero that stood on the grounds outside.  While the statue no longer exists, the name stuck.

Inside the Colosseum
The arena floor itself is 272 feet by 157 feet, was made of wood and covered with sand to soak up the blood.  There are drains below ground for the same purpose (the Romans are nothing if not efficient).
Fun Fact: Latin word for Sand is harena, or arena.

This wood and sand arena floor covered an elaborate underground structure called the hypogeum (literally meaning underground).
The 2-level subterranean network of tunnels and cages beneath the arena is where gladiators and animals were held before the contests began.

80 vertical shafts holding elevators, run by hydraulic mechanisms, raised scenery props as well as animals and gladiators to the main arena floor.

Laying in ruins now, the cages and prisons no longer appear like a death sentence, but a beautiful grass and moss-covered labyrinth.

Best Seats in the House Go to the Vestal Virgins
Vestal Virgin Statue
I'm the one with the wrinkled skirt....and head.
The emperor and the vestal virgins of Rome had the best seats right where they could see the blood flow. Who/what are vestal virgins?  Well, they were a group of 6 aristocratic girls (between the ages of 6-14) selected by the emperor to keep the city's eternal flame constantly burning in their temple as a symbol for the eternal fire of Rome.  They served as virgins for 30 years, lived in a special palace in solitude, and had some pretty sweet perks in the city (like a special box at the Colosseum, etc).  But there were downsides - for instance, each took a vow of complete chastity and if one of them broke it she was buried alive.  What of the dude who hooked-up with the virgin?  He'd be whipped to death.  Eesh.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum
On an ancient stone acting like The Thinker

Right next door to the Colosseum is The Roman Forum.
This sprawling ruin holds a modge-podge of the oldest and most vital structures of ancient Rome: Basilicas, temples, shops, complex of the vestal virgins, and residences of the affluent and noble.  The area also contains remains of many judicial buildings and formal assembly area where the senate and Republican government began!

So, this was the spot where things happened, including elaborate triumphal processions from battle.  The scale and variety of ruins was amazing.  The acreage - absolutely massive.  We were there for a few hours and still did not see everything.

Arch of Titus
Located on the Via Sacra is the Arch of Titus.  This amazing arch was constructed in 82AD by Roman Emperor Domitian after the death of his older brother, Titus.  It was intended as a grand memorial to honor Titus' accomplishments, including the siege of Jerusalem in 70AD.

Fun Fact:
This marble Arch was the first of its kind and became the general model for other triumphal archways, including the Arc de Triumphe in Paris that was constructed in 1836.

Detailed carving inside the arch depicts when Jerusalem was sacked and the riches of its Temple plundered.  Here, men are taking away the Menorah.

Porta Maggiore
This huge double arched gateway on the east side of Rome dates back to 52AD when Emperor Claudius had it built as part of the ancient aqueducts.  Sections for these water channels can be seen at the top.
Inscription on the top stone gives praise to Emperors Claudius and Titus for work on Rome's larger aqueducts
Then in 271AD when Emperor Aurelian ordered the construction of a huge wall (Aurelian Wall) to enclose most of central Rome, he brought the white arches over to connect the red wall, making it the grand gateway entrance from the eastern road.  Today, all public transportation converges at this location.
A very busy spot.

Fun Fact:  Connected to the white gate is the tomb of Eurysaces the Baker.  Eurysaces was a slave who after buying his freedom, opened a successful bakery.  His tomb (known as Baker's Tomb) actually mimics elements found in ancient bakeries - the recesses were made to look like bread ovens.

So those were some of the awesome sites of Rome.  Sites on the work this week produced a challenge that we are trying to handle delicately.  Here's the dilemma...

Family Home Evening with the Celestinis
Monday we had Family Home Evening in the Celestini home with Arianna and her mom.  We taught the Plan of Salvation and introduced the Book of Mormon.  Mirella (the mom) was super open and accepting, even saying that she wanted to meet with us again to learn more.  Arianna was sooo happy.

Silence is Not Golden
And then in the days following, Arianna was unreachable by phone.  At first we thought nothing of it, but then after a couple days we became concerned.  We tried calling her mom - no response.  Finally Mirella (the mom) called on Friday and told us that she didn't want anything to do with the Church.  In fact, she did not want Arianna to see us or go to any more church meetings or activities.  Now, I was already feeling blucky on Friday because of my sinus infection (I'm on the mend now with antibiotics), but I ended up getting teary on the phone (which didn't help) as I bore testimony. She didn't want to listen.

That night, though, we went to Church for English Course and saw...Arianna there.  What?  We thought we'd never see her again.  Then she came to Stake Conference Saturday night.  That's when I thought something was fishy, so I confronted her and asked straight up if her mom knew she was there.
     "No," she said, "my mom thinks I am studying in my room.  I snuck out so I could be here."
Oh no!  We don't know what to do with this situation.  It is important for Arianna to respect and honor her mother, but at the same time, we can't tell Arianna not to come to Church.  Really, I feel like we should be as far removed from this situation as possible so that Mirella does not think we're promoting sneakiness nor encouraging deceit.  But I don't feel good about just leaving Arianna either.  And I certainly don't want to be a whistleblower and get Arianna in trouble.  Truth is, her mother is bound to find out sooner or later.

So, we went to our ward members for advice.  The young women's president and counselor are on high alert, and the bishop is trying to figure out the best approach and is going to call Mirella to meet with her. Thank goodness they are so on the ball!

Current progress on the Rome Temple
Speaking of Stake Conference
Sunday was Stake Conference, but not your normal stake conference.  It was a broadcast to all of Europe from Bern Switzerland with President Uchtdorf and Elder Andersen.  They talked about faith and testimony and living the gospel with all our hearts.  Keeping the commandments is how we get a testimony, and we grow it by sharing it.  President Uchtdorf also talked about how Sunday was the Feast of Pentecost, and said that conference could be our pentecost if we went forward that day with hearts and minds ready to live what we learned.  He also rededicated Switzerland!

Ileana, our awesome Puerto Rican gal, returned from her trip to Venice late last week and is in England this next week.  She's still on the radar, though.

Sorella Ferrari Getting Temple-Ready
We met with Sorella Ferrari to help with family history and got some of her peeps temple ready -  she just has to get her temple recommend. After more searching on her family line, we ran into a wall.  This is where the ward genealogist will come in handy because I hear he is awesome and would have good tips for her. The sad thing is that her mother already completed quite a bit of genealogy, but she can't find it :( .

Then at lunch we were talking with her daughters, and one daughter, Ilenia, seemed really happy we were there.  She has a bit of a smoking problem, but that sounds like the only thing stopping her from joining the Church.  She was pretty open about it.  We shared the Church's stop smoking program, and she said she would like to give it a try.  So we set up an appointment for this week.  Yay!  Say some prayers for her.

So, that was last week.  This week's work in Rome, however, will be limited because...(cue LOST music)...

"We Have to Go Back, Kate. We Have to Go Back to the Island!"
(Reference to the series LOST).  I am headed back down to Palermo, Sicily Tuesday and Wednesday for my fingerprinting appointment.  We all know how much I looooove the Questura!  It's an adventure for sure.

But this time it will be good because Kippen has never been to Sicily, so she will get to see a little of the best city on the island.  News to follow.

In the Cool Morning of a June Day
Well, this morning I was out on the porch breathing in fresh air after doing some jumping jacks, and I was saying a thank you prayer to Heavenly Father for all blessings I could think of.  Right across from the porch our neighbors have ivy growing all over their house (it looks pretty cool), and the light was shining on the leaves.

Light on leaves is one of the prettiest things, in my book, and I was wondering about that - why I like it so much.  And I started thinking about how leaves are green because of Chlorophyll, which is the pigment that gives plants their energy.  How?  Because it takes in light from the sun, and turns it into energy, which helps the plant grow, which helps it reach higher, toward the sun.

Now, how great is it that when I am looking at light shining on and through leaves, I am actually witnessing that energy/growth process in action.

And then the symbolism hit me.

We are like leaves that must take in light from the Son.  That light energizes our spirits and becomes the very means of internal photosynthesis: growth to reach higher, become more, and accomplish greater things.  Nature is amazing.  That was a fun little realization from Heavenly Father to me in the cool morning of a June day.

While the ruins of the Colosseum and the Forum are remnants of time standing still, we, on the other hand, are creatures meant for growth and development.  May the history that we are currently making be one of progress toward greater Light.

With a little more light, I'd say we could all turn a new Leaf,
Sorella Ashley Nef