Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rome day ten

A 37 day imaginary travelogue of a trip to Rome (with a few scattered other places such as New York). This is written to match the journey I am actually taking, and so each post is concurrent with the more or less actual day my wife and I are experiencing in Rome.

What day number are we on?:ten. Ahhhhh! Ten!!!

Level of writer's drunkenness (in real life, scale of 1-10): three would be pushing it. I am more getting weary than drunk.

What am I eating (in real life again)?: Nothing, but a little hungry again. Am so hoping to have something new to report to you for day eleven.

Map or picture?: Cy Twombley lived most of his professional life in Rome. This is a 1966 picture from his studio, I think. Check out that Ingres book! I am an Ingres fan myself.

02-Cy Twombly-This Is Glamorous

Any other notes/Status: I find it a confusingly gray day, so I keep thinking it is much later than it is, and that the day is slipping away. It is a little, but it's only 4:40. I've decided if I make a shorter entry I can move forward, get another drink, and some food, and enjoy a feeling of progress. This is now my goal for day ten.

Today's Entry:

My wife took us to see some modern art today, to the modern museum of Rome, located just north of the Villa Borghese. I like modern art. I saw a beautiful Cy Twombley there I might not have enjoyed as much a week ago. Which brings me to a theory: Like anything one can improve with practice, so looking at and appreciating art is something one can get better at. A week in Rome will make one sick of it all, or it will make one a virtuoso of seeing.

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