Sunrise in Rome was at 7:29 and Sunset 18:19 and the Ave Maria still at 18:30.
I’ve had a couple days I’d rather not talk much about. I had a meeting at a certain shop and started to get things worked out. Also a friend came to town whom I am glad to see.
Allow me to be brief.
I wrote about the church that has the tomb of Alexander VI, Borgia. They are getting a new lighting system installed. And BLAM amazing illumination of the side chapels.
Then, while wiling away a little time I was in the Via dei Pettinari, where I stopped at San Salvatore in Onda, I noticed this good street sign. I’m sure I’ve seen this a zillion times. It’s like many of the things in Rome. Sometimes little details stand out.
Vi offero il mio cuore
e insieme l’alma mia [anima mia]
per me pregate
O Vergine mia.
“Se tu dirai di cuore ‘Ave Maria’ in cielo tu vedrai la faccia mia”
A view up the same street, so familiar to me, since the early 80s.
A little food, so people won’t ask “Where’s the food?”
Poached. Cooking arrested with ice. Slightly breaded. Fried. Garnished with a truffle foam and some caviar. So simple. I’m going to perfect this technique.
After supper with 8-9 people (someone went and came back).
Back to the beignet, because the blog loaded the pictures in this order and I am too tired to change it.
It’s raining and that puts me into a mood.
In your goodness pray for Riccardo who is in the ICU in Rome. He has some horrible flesh eating bacteria in his torso, may God help me. One of the diners tonight left us, went to the hospital after a call, and returned at dessert time with the news. We prayed for him. Do pray for him.
Pray for me tomorrow.