Things have been busy and so I have neglected my blog. I will try to be better about it.
Bill has been teaching and having a great time talking science with his colleagues here.
We even put up a vinyl blackboard for him in the apartment and gave several sets of the blackboard to the various children we know here, Anna Laura, Elsa and Ciccio. I hear they are very popular.
Last Friday I went to the La Natura Secondo De Chirico, a fairly representative exhibit focused on his ideas about nature. I found the paintings about interiors and exteriors the most interesting, not only the paintings of spaces with furniture outside and ponds and forests inside, but also his images of professionals such as archaeologists, with artifacts of their work and thought as physical parts of their bodies...
Inside it is modest - a welcome change from some of the bigger basilicas in town. Work was being done to clean up the capitals the light and scaffolding of which gave a lovely backdrop for another of the sculptures.
Ah! It is noon and I need to wake up Fannie and Andrew. They arrived yesterday and are sleeping off several all-nighters and jet lag. They are here for a week of exploring and eating - big splurge (they bought their own flights but with housing paid for, a not-to-be-missed opportunity. Today, I think, they will be in search of great gelato, ancient monuments and the Capuchin cemetery.