— Italo Calvino
The Biblioteca Nacional de Chile
Sainte-Geneviève Library Reading Room, Paris, France
We were positively encouraged to create for ourselves minds we would want to live with. I had teachers articulate that to me: ‘You have to live with your mind your whole life.’ You build your mind, so make it into something you want to live with. Nobody has ever said anything more valuable to me.
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
The diplomatic floor of the Vatican Secret archives, built in the seventeenth century.
Salon at Dumbarton Oaks.