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The Mended Curb

What is beauty if not that which gives our senses pleasure? In 1904, George Santayana wrote his mentor, William James, about the aesthetic experience and its need to be stimulated. But unfortunately, writes Santayana, “one gets so dry in America … Continue reading

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Budding Eyes

The other morning I had many errands to run. Luckily everything I needed to do could be done in our neighbourhood giving me the opportunity to take a nice long walk. Since painting my bedroom walls, I have a new … Continue reading

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Santayana’s Sense of Beauty

My studio is near Rome’s Verano Monumental Cemetery. The “monumental” refers to the numerous monuments honouring the deceased within the cemetery’s walls. Verano is often referred to as “un museo all’aperto”—an open air museum full of sculptures. But it’s also … Continue reading

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Blue Walls and Pretty Thoughts

The joy my new blue walls has given me is immense. It’s inspired me to do some general restyling and decluttering although the latter not done a là Marie Kondo. Because, in the words of Diana Vreeland, the eye must … Continue reading

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Breaking the Loop

The Grey Cloud was waking me up every night. I felt Apocalypse Now living in my gut—the emotions were so strong that I physically felt them. Descartes made a big mistake when he thought he could separate the mind from … Continue reading

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