April 16, 2008 3:02 PM
Today I climbed to the top of the Florence cathedral. It reminded me of the time I climbed the steps to the top of the Sacre Coeur in Paris and the crown/head of the Statue Of Liberty in New York. I thought I did really well with such a feat of aerobics considering I had two glasses of wine for brunch only an hour before. I wanted to get a photo of the red banner in the plaza hanging from the municipal building but it was tied up and not unfurled as it was the day I arrived. The banner says : HUMAN RIGHTS FOR TIBET. Today was so sunny that the city changed to one of terra cotta orange and green and off white cement/stone. Tomorrow I go to the gallery to see the work of Pietro Della Francesca and then on Friday I take a train to Venice – which I have never seen. I have learned more things about myself on this trip. Also I have come to realize that there are those who are doomed to never be pleased with what they have nor be happy in themselves even when happiness is standing right in front of them within their grasp. I have wanted to share experiences and share meaning and perhaps my solitude is the necessary tool to sharing myself with others through my work. I deeply appreciate those who support and care about my work and I am grateful to be working as an artist for years. I promise you who are reading this that I am continuing to strive with everything in my power to keep reaching. You are the lover. You are the family. You are the connecting point.