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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nelligen's Sistine Chapel

 

Michelangelo began painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in 1508. In 1510, he took a year-long break, before completing his famous work in 1512.

What a rushed job! I started painting the ceiling in the kitchen in late 2014 and, like Michelangelo, I took a break to wipe sweat and paint from my eyes, but, unlike Michelangelo, I never got started again.

Now that the incomplete job is already into its third year, I might as well "do a Michelangelo" and leave its completion until next year.

I know the wife doesn't like surprises, so I don't want to upset her with a completely painted kitchen ceiling when she returns in five weeks.

Michelangelo is said to have been lying on his back doing the job. I've been lying on my back and not doing the job. How cool is that?


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