Thursday, January 26, 2012


During my afternoon walk to day, I met a gentleman who said to me, ”Did the fog fool you this morning?” The day turned to be a glorious today like spring. Even the fisherman who had not caught any fish agreed. It’s like spring.
This morning I drove to Sonoma, a town over the western mountain range  of Napa Valley, to attend the second lecture of the Muses series. Kayleen presented Heloise and Abelard, and St. Francis of Assisi with St. Clare and  “Brother Jacoba” /Lady Jacqueline Settisole Frangipani. Interesting stories of philosophy, theology, and love. That was the time of courtly love. If you ever visit Assisi and Italy and and Parisand France there are many places to see and remember. 

Lady Jacqueline arrived at the bedside of St. Francis and brought him gifts before he died. One of them is mandorla, the almond cake. 

Other than it is an almond cake, what else is the meaning of mandorla? 

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