Go see Matt Segall’s first entry on his summer journey to Britain, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy.
He writes with great clarity, and his first entry on the travelogue/meditation is vivid with his view of the tainted Gulf of Mexico from an airplane window. The stages of the journey that he outlines promise delightful reading these coming months. Last week he asked me to suggest places to see in Italy — Milan, Florence, Rome. I spent half my life there, and have not seen it all. But I believe in the value of first impressions upon fresh and open minds. His account will bring back to my imagination the sights I have seen, and he may well see some facets of them that I did not see then, or have forgotten. Buon viaggio, Matteo!