Category Archives: Books

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

Insomnia is still stalking me. I know, it’s all in my brain. Wide awake at 2 a.m. once again, I understood that I needed help in redirecting my thoughts. Maybe by reading. Reading for just six minutes, according to some … Continue reading

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Olives Are Not Just for Martinis

My mom has always said that, when you become old, you become invisible as you’re no longer taken into consideration. So when I read Elizabeth Strout’s Olive, Again where the book’s protagonist says the same thing, I immediately thought of … 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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The Turning Point

The Grey Cloud keeps following me. So, when I came across an article regarding Victor Frankl and Man’s Search for Meaning, I wrapped my eyes around it. Frankl writes about his experience at Auschwitz because it was here that he … Continue reading

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Two Plants in a Pot

If you water one, you water the other. As part of my research regarding women involved in the arts neglected by history, I continue to ready essays by Alice Meynell (1847-1922). However, reading Alice, I realize that the past is … Continue reading

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