Sherri’s friend Linda, an art historian and professor, took us around town. we started at the Palazzo Barberini and ended at the Villa Borghese. we studied Caravaggio and Raphael. she told us wonderful stories of both artists and the artwork we stood in front of. her passion for baroque and renaissance was contagious. we laid underneath The Triumph of Divine Providence for what felt like hours and she told us everything about it. any trace of new york bullshit impatience bigger better faster more vanished underneath the fresco. i almost cried about five times during our day. we went to the Santa Maria del Popolo to see more Carvaggio. his work is so cinematic/photographic. i am in love with him i am in love with roma, visually historically. i feel like already i appreciate life more because of what i have seen here. i am blown away by this city. thank you Linda, thank you Sherri.
espresso and pastry today at cafe