I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.― Michelangelo
Have you heard of Stendahl Syndrome? Basically it refers to a psychosomatic order that causes dizziness and a rapid heart beat when exposed to an excess of great art (I have taken some liberties with the definition). Today I saw THE Michelangelo David, the Vercocchio David and two Donatello Davids. I probably have 100 pictures of David. So, in order to settle my rapidly beating heart I have decided to feature your father.
Along with enjoying our daily Florentian Gelato (today I tried fruit of the woods and the Gorgonzola cheese flavours) we have taken to hanging our laundry out the windows Firenze Style. The system works surprisingly well once you get over the fear of dropping your underpants three stories into the lane way.
Favourite Conversation of the Day (overheard at the Academia)
Mother: That is the real David--the fake David is in the square.
Teenage Son: That's weird I thought the real one was in a museum.
Mother: You are in a museum.
Teenage Son: O.K. Then what is on his shoulders?
Mother: A sweater.
Have to say the belly laugh generated almost cured my overdose of great art!
You are always in my prayers. Love Mom.