Thursday, September 27, 2012
Day 8: Chianti Region & a Florence Evening
I discovered the church when I lived in Florence. On my first visit I walked in to hear the small order of monks singing their evening mass. It moved me so much that I went back several times a week throughout the year. Behind the church is a cemetery with some of the most beautiful sculptures half entwined in flowers and vines. Unfortunately tonight it is closed until 10am the following morning. I have spent a lot of time there writing and thinking.
It was here at San Miniato that I had the idea for my monks painting as I watched the evening chants with the few monks sitting in their secluded cell yet singing and living together as a community.