The end of the week and beginning of the weekend should be celebrated, by the time Friday rolls around I need a complete break from my day job. The writing part is sublime and no breaks are needed.
I have this tradition, or what seems like a tradition by now, meet up with friends Friday evening at Barnes & Noble for coffee. Sometimes after coffee, we stop at Whole Foods to see what's new or walk around the strip mall. Complete and total relaxation.
Complete and total therapy. And all that can be had with friends and that cup of coffee.
On an another note, and it goes with 'this and that', the art world has been in the news again, this time with a possible lost and found treasure. A major one. A Michelangelo, no less. The article posted on www.Newyorkpost.com claims that it could be "the art find of the century".
If true, what an amazing discovery and what an amazing survival. Masterpieces are treasured and protected from light, cold, heat, moisture, all the elements that might damage it. And this one survived with the natural everyday elements for 27 years. Astounding.
It seems that a family in upstate New York had a painting hanging on the wall, at some point it got knocked down and wound up 'stored' behind the couch. And remained stored like that for 27 years. Known simply as 'The Mike' to the family, could in reality be Michelangelo's unfinished painting of Mary and Jesus.
There were suspicions that it might be a Michelangelo, but no one took the trouble to research further till 2003, when a retired Air Force Lt. Col. was told by his father to do some research.
The article further states that it will be difficult to prove the authenticity and most likely will be left to the experts. In the meantime it had been cleaned and restored by the family awaiting the final word. Yes or no? Is it the real thing or a copy? That answer is still pending.
The price you might ask-according to the article-if authenticated, it will be worth millions and millions of dollars.
Till next time,
A Hotel in Paris