Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Each day is so full, it's kind of hard to know where to start. Have we seen Michelangelo's David? Yes, and it's just as spectacular as anyone could imagine. Yesterday we saw Davids by Donatello and Verocchino, each with a different take. And we saw Michelangelo's Brutus, a complex study. Today we visited the Medici chapels, really a mausoleum. What a testament to arrogance and purely too much money.

Yes, I posted pictures . . . just a few from Greece, so hit that button to go explore.

Yes, I heard from the Scrabble ladies (a group e-mail that brought tears to my eyes). And, yes, WO is a variant Old English spelling of "woe" and quite OK to use (I won a game with Allen using WO, but it's pretty hard to play Scrabble without that English language dictionary to challenge entries!).

The crowds are increasing daily here, and Venice is supposed to be even more crowded. I think of home and quiet places, but we did find a used book store with lots of books in English. And we're continuing to read the Herald Tribune with its chilling revelations about the war in Iraq. Be well.

Fondly, Beth


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