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But do you know this idea of the imaginary homeland?  One you set out from shore on your little boat, once you embark, you'll never truly be at home again.  What you've left behind exists only in your memory, and your ideal place becomes strange imaginary concoction of all you've left behind at every stop.

Claire Messud, from The Woman Upstairs.

Today's image is of one of those lions that guard Genova's Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.  I love those lions.  Whoever created them did a beautiful job.