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After her son’s crucifixion, the grieving Mary sorrowfully cradled her son. Her mourning was a common theme in religious art known as “Pietà”. The most famous “Pietà” is Michelangelo’s statue in St. Peter’s Basilica. For all those self-declared Christians who … Continue reading

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The Sacredness of Everyday Life

Every morning I sit on our terrace and just look at the plants and the bees and the butterflies that visit them. Save for the purrs of Volver, our cat, there is silence. The crisp air on my skin feels … Continue reading

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In the Shade of a Tamarisk

After months of Covid Gloom, we are finally out of Rome and on our special island. Today we went to a beach I know well as it’s less than 100 meters from our front door. Although not the most exotic … Continue reading

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La Matadora

(from STORYBOOK © “13 Drawings”) -30-

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En plein air, Paris 1875

Have you ever tried climbing the stairs of Montmartre wearing a long skirt? It’s so very stressful dragging meters and meters of fabric around wherever I go. For years I believed that skirts had no aesthetic merit as they impaired … Continue reading

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