Monet on the Mind

San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk (1908), Claude MonetLast night Monica and I curled up on the couch to watch one of my favorite movies The Thomas Crown Affair (the 1999 remake). It’s cinema candy which I can’t help but stuff my face with now and again. Also, Monica hadn’t ever seen the film! That injustice had to be rectified. (And she still hasn’t seen Sneakers, the horror!) So, getting back to the meet of this message, I was walking across the Diag today on my way to class when I notice a girl walking toward me carrying a frame. At first I only see the back side of it and assume it’s empty, but as she gets nearer she happened to turn it over. Consider that it really isn’t often that I see people walking around town with framed prints. I can’t specifically recall any instances in fact, but I’m sure it happens and it is hard to imagine I haven’t seen it before. But, it is a rare occurance and even considering the popularity of Monet in the college-dorm setting I still think it is very freaky that she was carrying the very same painting that plays the featured role in The Thomas Crown Affair, Claude Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight. ‘Sup with that?

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