Tuesday, May 1, 2007

wish I may

This past week I read Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy, a biographical novel about Michelangelo. When I finished the book I felt like someone who had been swimming laps long enough that being out of the water and not moving my arms anymore felt odd. I wanted to jump back into the pool and keep on reading. Today I will pull out my art books and marvel some more at Michelangelo's genius.

I've been fortunate to see many of Michelangelo's works in person, and as promised (see #32, 33, 34) tomorrow I will post something I wrote about one of my absolute favorites. Although using the word "favorite" about a Michelangelo creation seems a bit trite and incomplete. But I have already discovered that I lack the vocabulary to adequately describe his work and my feelings about it.

Italy is calling my name. It's time to get my passport renewed.


  1. Hopefully the passport will lead to an actual excursion. How wonderful would that be?

  2. perfect summer holiday - go to Florence to enjoy Michelangelo's life sized sulptures - especially the one of David.

  3. amen. Love that book. Have your read Stone's book about Van Gogh? Do, if you haven't.