Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Today's magic word is dedicated to Ferdinando Buscema, an extraordinary wonder worker based in Torino, Italy.
The magic word ‘Italia.’ If your heart does not leap at the sight of it you may as well about-turn and get you home again; for you have no sense of history, no love of art, no hunger for divine, inexhaustible beauty. For all these things are implicit in the one word, ‘Italy.’
—William Archer, “Eviva L’Italia,” The Forum of Democracy (1918)

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