You didn't tune in to my exciting account of a long journey to Rome to hear about my back pain day after day, so I'll try in keep it to 67 percent of the time under the assumption that you did tune in to my exciting account of a long journey to Rome to hear about my back pain, but only two-thirds of the time. Whether that is true or not today we are focusing on other things.
We went to stores today, all afternoon cruising around stores, clothes, junk, art supplies, paper, more clothes, antiques. It was all a perfectly fine way to be in Rome, just milling about the city. It's so full of details here, little carvings in the buildings, glowing stucco, run of the mill ornate doors from 250 years ago that are just, well, doors, but that doesn't mean I can't look at them and feel a small thrill.
I never seriously thought I'd buy anything until I did, a beautiful, faded, very thin, used leather jacket. I am wearing it now. I think it has magical curative properties for my back, not that we're talking about that.