Thursday, February 8, 2024

Rome Journal: Piano Piano

"Passeggiata" (watercolor by Hallie Cohen)

L'ultima volta! You never want to leave if you thinks it's the last time. Antiquity talks to you with the voice of experience. Antiquity says, look at me! I stare at death and don't emerge unscathed. Stone is not flesh but is the product of many last times. Generations of laborers built Hadrian's Tomb. "Man plans god laughs," goes the adage. How many times did Tom Brady threaten to retire? Is there life after life? "There are no second acts in American lives," said Fitzgerald in The Last Tycoon. Bergman's Knight playing chess with death. Pianissimo!

read Rome Journal: Castel Saint Angelo

Canio's interview about The Kafka Studies Department on East End Ink (WKPN)


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