My current site-specific art project is intervening in the time lines of actual Tells [mounds] and archaeological sites around the Mediterranean. I am visiting Pompeii.
The Vesuvius is everywhere, you can’t miss it.
It is a reminder, silently awaiting there. It is a reference point, beginning and end to History and living here today too.
My mother calls. I am surprised to realize I was already here when I was 4 years old!
Our ship moored at Naples as we took a trip to Pompeii. The white plaster figures do seem familiar, perhaps from art books.
At the evening we have a great Italian dinner. The waiter suggests Vesuvius wine.
A ceramic shard from Israel – a key to Alexandria library is left at one of the houses.
Is it a blocked window?
I am thinking of the Jewish custom to leave a stone on a grave.
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