Scratching at blackbirds

Today I am teaching a wonderful essay by Andre Acimen, “My Monet Moment,” in which he travels to Bordighera on a kind of quest to see what Monet painted there. I am enchanted by what he writes at the moment of his arrival: “I’ve come to Bordighera for Monet, not Bordighera—the way some go to…… Continue reading Scratching at blackbirds