This was our view from the terrace a year ago today.
Last year at this time Steven and I had just arrived in Florence,
because I was showing at the Florence Biennale. We fell
head over heels in love with the city long before we landed.
It's so strange going to a place you have read about and studied
for your entire life, and then actually being there. We were constantly
astounded by the thrill of history living and breathing all around
us. We loved the people, the church bells, the magnificent
architecture, the art everywhere and the food. And the Biennale
in the Fortezza da Basso was incredible with 650 artists
displaying their work in a vast hall.
We met such fantastic artists and formed new friendships; it was
so much fun -- it's almost impossible to believe that an entire year
has gone by. My great, great, great grandmother was Florentine.
But I know very little Italian. Yet for my whole life I've felt such
an affinity with everything Italian, and that love was rewarded daily
in Florence. It is one of our most fervent dreams to return. And soon.
Have a making-your-dreams-come-true day.