Bon giorno, Doug. The Verona amphitheatre! Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet! Lucky man! All very much blood related and inspiring. Last week we witnessed the downfall of King Lear, all the bloody details included. Gloucester’s eyes scooped out, the three daughters murdered by each other or a (bastard-)relative. Slightly less bloody than Richard III, that slaughter orgy, but still a massacre. Indira wrote ‘there’s family and relatives’, but in the bloody end the difference is small. Been in Modena, Parma, Milano, Turin already? Ah, Italy-thinking about blood……

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