we're highlighting C on Round 4 of ABC Wednesday.
C for me always reminds me of my maiden name, Cuoio, which means leather in Italian. Perhaps there were shoemakers in our family. As leather goes, I do know there were cousins who left Italy and traveled to South America to work as gauchos on ranches there. Then there's the sugary delight with never ending versions: the 'Betty Crocker' cupcake from my favorite place, Cupcake in Minneapolis. If you'd like, I'll meet you there for lunch; Tomato Basil Soup and a baby cake, o.k.?
American Impressionist painter, Mary Cassatt with several of many paintings and drawings of children. My favorite being the last on the right because Erica used her left index finger as a binkie when she was a baby too. Sweet memories and likely some needed orthodontic work as a result!
The book that most influenced me during my tentative adolescence, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. While the rest of my lit class was involved with the class reading list, I kept this book in my desk and surreptitiously read it instead. Eloquent, tortured bad-boy Holden Caulfield became my James Dean and I've never quite let go of that crush.Finally, one of my favorites, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli.
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