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Of metaphoric hearts

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi Chicago, Illinois, United States   The Sacred Heart of Jesus, c. 1767 Pompeo Batoni –┬áNorthern side chapel of Il Ges├╣, Rome An indescribable nostalgia, a feeling compounded of wistfulness, the alacrity of happy memories, and the pain of regret for things irretrievably lost invades me as I evoke one of my former visits […]