Sometimes the best part of traveling.
Like when you have to cancel your plans.
But you’ve been planning for weeks, spending part of every day adding to your store of knowledge about the place including its art, people, climate, important sites.
You can’t cancel that.
No one can take those long hours of creativity as you gather information and piece the trip together.
October 4, 2018
My 177th consecutive daily posting.
Time is 3.44am.
Boston’s temperature will get to 77 under sunny skies.
Question of the day:
Who was Cimabue?
With Tuscany in the planning stages, that’s got to be a clue.
Love your notes.
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This sent Wednesday, 10/3, by Tommie Toner, a South Carolinian:
I think "America" has lost her identity as far as the open road goes. She is too caught up in money, money, money and convenience, convenience, convenience rather quality, quality, quality. Makes me sad. I have hope that our grandchildren will reverse or change our mediocre ways to a richer (not necessarily "wealthier"), more mindful way of life. I also think we live such "fast" lives - not taking the time to drive the back roads, to be thoughtful, to enjoy little pieces of beauty that bring great peace and joy. I am guilty - as I drive to Beaufort so often, I take the fast track - stopping at McDonald's - rather than driving the back roads and enjoying the landscape and small towns - which for the most part are dead, but there a few with good little pie shops and southern cooking. Please note: these are my narrow thoughts based on limited observations.
It also makes me sad to go to Paris and see a damn McDonald's - I don't give a rat's ass if wine is served - it is just abhorrent to see yellow arches in that beautiful place.
Web Meister Responds: D’Accord! I love watching Tommie wind up and then follow through where her thoughts take her. Always interesting places.
I thought I’d illustrate her displeasure.
So yesterday I mentioned that I had read “Big Stone Gap,” by Ariana Trigiano.
Last night, Tuesday, I saw the movie with Ashely Judd et al.
Cost me $3.99 as a rental.
I’m glad I saw what they did with the movie.
Simplify to the loss of pathos or joy.
I enjoyed the movie but would not recommend it.
It ain’t that pretty at all.
Cimabue was an Italian painter and designer of mosaics from Florence.
Although heavily influenced by Byzantine models, Cimabue is generally regarded as one of the first great Italian painters to break from the Italo-Byzantine style.
While medieval art then was scenes and forms that appeared relatively flat and highly stylized, Cimabue's figures were depicted with more-advanced lifelike proportions and shading than other artists of his time.
Here is an example of his work.
So ciao, my friends.
A good day to all.