Friday, July 19, 2013
VIDES DE NAZARENO, watercolor
A few days ago we saw BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON, by Franco Zefirelli. I know it's not a new hot movie. It's an old movie, it's an even still older story. But now I am HERE, where it happened. After watching the movie I went to the Church of Santa Chiara, and stared at the crucifix, not only THE crucifix in Zefirelli's movie, but THE crucifix, painted in the 1100s, that "spoke" to, affected and influenced Francis in the 1200s. Being here in Assisi, being able to walk through the same places Frances and Chiara walked, history comes to life in a very special way.