"Vanity of vanities; all is vanity."

Allegory of Vanity is a cache of inspiration curated by Claudia Paola.
This blog is not about me, but about what I like as I try to capture sudden inspiration, moments in time, and live and learn "sprezzatura."

al·le·go·ry. noun \ˈa-lə-ˌgȯr-ē\. a story, poem, or picture in which characters or events in a literary, visual, or musical art form represent or symbolize ideas and concepts.

sprez·za·tu·ra. foreign term \sprāt-tsä-ˈtü-rä\. 1: studied nonchalance : perfect conduct or performance of something (as an artistic endeavor) without apparent effort 2: an Italian word originating from Baldassare Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier.