It was such fun getting Chrissie's card this morning. I actually heard it plop through the letterbox. I sliced the package open with a scalpel and here's what I found inside: this great interpretation of God creating Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, which is not only overhead, but was over poor Michelangelo's head when he painted it. This is the added level of the card, which includes the text of Michelangelo's wonderfully vivid complaints about his toil, printed on gauze and stitched over the surface of the card:
"My brush, above me all the time, dribbles paint so my face makes a fine floor for droppings... My painting is dead..." Well, I've got news for you, Michele, old boy...
The back of the card has an Italian stamp and a message from Rome. It's terrific.
Thanks so much, Chrissie.