May 13--Titian, Venus and the Lute Player. They say that the Old Masters weren't necessarily painting naked ladies, they painted allegories. I think that men, young or old, are pretty much the same then or now. Allegory or not, they were thinking of excuses to convince women to take off their clothes and then sit still while the men looked at them intently, examining their every molecule, all in the name of art. See that cherub? He's what elevates the painting from 15th century porn to classical painting. Allegory, I'm telling you, it's the key to respectability.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there. I wish you sappy cards, lots of hugs, long-distance phone calls, grocery story bouquets, and another year of love.