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  1. Shen
    August 15, 2022 @ 12:27 pm

    You can be proud of what you’ve done in this Gerda. Summing up your manuscript and also “finishing” it, even though it isn’t out by a publisher. Here is a little surprise for you: the picture of you as Madaluzza is part of the collage on our bedroom wardrobe. I look at it every night and every morning!



    • Gerda Saunders
      August 18, 2022 @ 12:49 pm

      My dearest Shen, my editor, my only reader! Thanks so much for your help in “finishing” this project. It really feels as if a burden has been lifted from my mind. It gives me such delight that the Maddaluzza photo is a frequent sight for you! It brought back such wonderful memories of those days. In my first draft of this post I had a part about all the Michelangelo gifts I got (and you were the main “perpetrater”) and how much I loved them all around me. I had to cut it out for length considerations, but it was so much fun to write it and remember. Thanks for your total support in all my weird Maddaluzza ventures over the years, from the portrait to this post. I love you so much and I want you in my life ALWAYS.


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