In an old family photo album, without names or dates, I find a postcard of The Assumption of the Virgin (1516-18) by Titian. The very same painting that moved me to tears in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice. When I felt the artist speaking directly to me through the eternal quality of the altar piece, a whisper four centuries strong touching my heart ever so lightly. I wonder what this distant family member was thinking when they bought the card, we’re they as moved by the artist and his imagination?
Song for today: Bill Ryder-Jones – By the Church of Appolonia