Life on the street is one thing. Life above it is something else. I have to remind myself, when charging off to complete some errand or other, that looking up may be every bit as gratifying as looking straight ahead. The exteriors of Milanese buildings are often adorned with elaborate decorative patterns just beneath the overhang of the roof or with balconies heavy with wrought iron and sculpted turnings. Some wear penthouse gardens like plumed hats or stacks of satellite dishes like multiple hearing aids.
My thanks to Ann Moore for copy-editing this post.
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