Friday, January 15, 2010
That'll teach me
This past Monday morning I was dreading some absurdly mundane household tasks (and wishing myself back in Italy where my morning commute to work left me an aesthetic daze for half the day) when I remembered I had wanted to cobble together some blogger intelligence on an exhibit which recently opened in Italy.
At first glance, the premise of the thing seemed inspired, truly the loving hands of an Hermes scarf devotee, not unlike many readers of this page: An exhibit of Hermes scarves and the objects which inspired them, appearing at Palazzo Ducale in Lucca.
Perhaps I was even feeling a smidge resentful to be looking at laundry while others peered at silk twill masterpieces.
But this review reminded me not every thing called an exhibit is a masterpiece, not even if it showcases them. And there is, as always, the repeated lesson that watching my kids grow up is indeed far more important than the relentless pursuit of silk, even if it is Hermes.