I’m working like a dog here in Italy this week. Today I led my students on an expedition to the walled city of Lucca, where they all planned their historical/religio-political/timeslip/world-spanning thrillers.
Among the places we visited was the Cathedral of San Martino. This labyrinth is part of the wall outside the church. I don’t know what the words carved in the stone mean, but when I said them aloud, the skies darkened, bats flew screaming from the belfry, and a demonic choir began to sing. Then I got gelato.