June 8, 2015

Somewhere in Italy. October, 1984

Somewhere? Well, with paintings like this, and unmarked slides from almost 30 years ago, it could be anywhere. My friend Simon was here recently and, in the course of one of the conversations with him that I value so much, he asked me, "Do you believe in saints?" This led to a lighthearted but earnest discussion about the benefits and drawbacks of growing up Catholic. The benefits I am happy about? Good handwriting and an ability to recognize saints and religious iconography in paintings like this.

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