July 18 Les règles de l’art
On Bastille Day, entry to The Louvre is free of charge. If you get there early – around 0800 – you can stand in line with a few thousand other people, wait patiently until 0900 and then upon entry, charge into the Denon gallery to be one of the first of the day to peer at The Mona Lisa.
That took 10 minutes, and if you stand around longer soon enough you will start to feel the pressure of the following throngs upon your back. Now what? Allow me to suggest Gregor Erhart’s St. Mary Magdalene; she’s a few floors below, but her radiance fills the hall.
Today I am thankful for
- jet lag, or at least the residual feeling of moving slowly through history as a reminder to slow down and enjoy the ride.
- time out to cheer on the USA Women’s Soccer team and applaud Japan’s hard fought World Cup victory.
- art, and artists and les règles de l’art .