Saturday, February 16, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019
It wouldn't take much effort to properly identify the saint whom the sculpture above is actually supposed to represent, but I must admit I have no interest in that.
Instead, I admire the quiet efficiency with which that sword in the saint's right hand is likely to discourage all comers from disrupting the saint's focus on the book in his left.
Of course since most interruptions of our reading time these days are from our various electronic devices--or our own addiction to such devices--the saint has his work cut out for him. But, then, he would never had been beatified if he hadn't already shown some capacity for performing miraculous interventions.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
|Among the many things those 75% of total visitors to Venice who stay only a few hours miss are the live performances in venues like Teatro Goldoni, which offers not just plays, but dance and musical performances to which there are no language barriers.|