Every artist needs a Muse that will clear the mess behind him, and the muse is usually mom. So one day I was at my appointed task of muse, cleaning the walls while Aura painted the Sun and the Sea. The sun was yellow and the sea was blue. The sun was up and the sea was down. And silly me would have forgotten this marvelous landscape and ignored the artistic genius of my own child if I hadn’t noticed this news on the Internet: Painting identical to Aura’s sold for whopping 46.5 million in a New York Gallery.Read More
During one long rainy day, we realized that the children would just not sit down, read books or play chess for hours. They would rather do something wild. So we decided to bring some sporting spirit to the house and turn the entire apartment into a gym where children could climb, jump, rock and hang. We set up several devices for climbing and exercising and added some imagination to the whole ambiance.Read More
Taormina is a great masterpiece of art and nature. Goethe and Guy de Maupassant said and we totally agree, that Taormina is a landscape that seems to exist on Earth to “seduce the eyes, mind, and imagination.” Taormina is a small, compact version of Sicily. Its architecture is a unique mixture of all cultures: Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, and Norman. Oh, Taormina. I must live there when I get old. I pointed to a charming house with a balcony full of flowers and told the kids that I wanted it as a gift for my 60th birthday. “Ok, Mum. Only if you buy us gelato first.” “Good deal”.Read More
The Roman Amphitheater is part of the Archaeological Park in Syracuse. It has only been recently discovered and was built during the reign of Octavian August. It looked like they didn’t cut the grass since Octavian time, so we had no choice but do some gardening to have a better photo. We were proud of our hard-working children. It was their contribution to ancient history.Read More
Mom the Muse
The Muses were the Greek goddesses of inspiration in literature, science and the arts. They exist even nowadays and people call them Moms. You can meet the modern kind of muses in the story Mom the Muse.