my favorite milan park
There should be awards for this. Though I have been getting a lot of other things done today, even if my paper is not written. After watching 2 clips of Family Ties on youtube, I realized I should at least go and enjoy the day. There is a smartly-placed gelato stand between the park and the church piazza in my neighborhood. I favor the park because, at this point, it feels like an old friend. Now I know that the looking orange building is not abandoned but a library. The park was filled with teens in the grass, daughters strolling with their mothers, and me. I have been reading Primo Levy's If This Is a Man angry that I had not read it earlier, that I had not heard of it, and I wonder if I would've understood it earlier. The horror of it is not in the dramatic retelling of atrocities but of the lack of drama.
In other procrastinations, after Italian class the other night I went to the cafe near school with the lovely garden seating and had a glass of wine and drew. While I did, the waiter stood at the bar and drew my table from his perspective. One day I will have many drawing to share with you.
cloister at Santa Maria della Grazie
And for my last short story, I am preparing to leave Milan, physically and mentally. I like it here but I am ready to be moving. It is a lot to think about and the other day the thoughts came too fast so I returned the the cloister at Santa Maria della Grazie to see the frog fountain. Thanks, guys.