My life is relatively simple here because, to speak of, I have no daily obligations to anyone. I wake up, decided what to do and do it. But simplicity is still up to me; I have to keep attentive to it. Without knowing it I can start making a complicated itinerary for my day instead of setting out and seeing where my feet take me. Sometimes, however, the simplest plan is one that is laid out for me. The Duomo ticket was good for twenty-four hours so I had to plan accordingly.
A few days ago I posted the photos of my climb up Giotto’s Campanile, but the most awesome climb is to the cupula of Brunelleschi’s dome (which was not a simple construction, I might add). Although others are climbing, I feel the solitude. And at the top, there is a reverent sotto voce silence.