Today I have done some reading and listened to the monks of Le Barroux sing the Tenebrae office.
For lunch I found a great pastrami sandwich and went to the Park.
Okay… here’s a better shot of the pastrami. I was told, back home, to post food photos. Yes, it is as good as it looks.
Right now the cherry trees are blooming. Stand under a grove of them and you catch their fragrance.
I walked across to the Frick Collection to see the fine exhibit of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes from a private owner.
I couldn’t take photos of the exhibit, but here is a detail of a painting by El Greco.
Back to the Park for a bit and a sit down just to watch life go by before going to the Met, which is open late.
I am listening these days to Dante’s Divina Commedia, the action of which, as you know, takes place during the Sacred Triduum.
How wonderful it is to sit outside and feel the sun and not be cold.
Busy comes back soon enough. Right now there is time for refreshing otium. Otium in negotio.
Here is Manet’s Dead Christ with Angels.
Manet got a couple things wrong about the Lord, as in the wound from the lance is on the wrong side, but he captures well the lifelessness of Christ’s Body… awaiting resurrection.
Awaiting resurrection and the defeat of this thing!