THIS past week I visited the Antinous of Chicago...
And paid homage in the place where I discovered him long ago.
The entire visit to the Art Institute Museum was very moving...
I spent an entire day there as if in a dream.
I was moved to tears more than once.
Antinous was the most powerful experience of all.
And later as I walked through so many halls of beauty
It was impossible to restrain my emotions.
(...and as is my custom, I dropped a little paper Ivy Leaf with a prayer printed on it behind the little plinth that Antinous's lovely head was resting upon, where I hope it will stay for a long time.)
MAY ANTINOUS BLESS US ALL.