If you, dear reader, are even remotely like myself, you are always searching for something, whether it’s the meaning of life or the location of the laundry detergent! These days, perhaps because of the weather (will winter never just leave and go back to the arctic where it belongs?), I’m particularly restless, with a number of moderately intense searches going on. For instance:
I am …..desperately searching for spring!
…. contentedly searching for completion!
…. optmistically searching for a topic for my research project!
…. relunctantly seeking domestic order!
…. stoically searching for closure!
…. delusionally searching for physical fitness!
…. happily seeking harmonious sounds!
And you, dear reader — what are YOU searching for, in these days before the official arrival of spring?
3 thoughts on “Searching for?”
I adore Sofonisba Anguissola! Good luck with your research and paper writing. I’d love to hear what you decide/d to write about!
LikeLiked by 1 person
Jessie: how exciting to find another Sofonisba lover! I always liked her paintings, but only really started looking at them seriously in the last four or five months. In fact, my last trip to the Walters was prompted by my research paper–the Walters has one of her very earliest commissioned portraits, of a little boy who has just inherited his father’s title & position (“Portrait of Marquess Massimiliano Stampa”) — she makes him look very vulnerable and, touch of genius, paints his sleeping dog in the background! What a painter — and so gratifying to see that she’s FINALLY being included in mainstream art history texts! Right now, I really am searching for an angle for my paper; it’s difficult because I’m only writing an undergraduate honors paper (I’m the world’s oldest undergrad), not a dissertation or anything like that, so my choices are a bit limited. I’ll probably end up doing something along the lines of how she portrayed children, or Renaissance ideas about children/childhood or — who knows? Gotta make up my mind pretty soon.
LikeLiked by 1 person
Huh, fascinating. And this was such a fun post to read. Very upbeat. The glimpses of your home indicate a classy style!