My name is Daniela Mugelli, I live between the Crete Senesi and Florence (not in the middle, but a little and a little) and I deal with communication and publishing.
And it is precisely by making a volume that I met the Romanesque Crucifix of Abbadia San Salvatore, falling in love with it. It was 2008 and I edited the series of the “Quaderni della Soprintendenza di Siena and Grosseto”, publishing restorations and new critical visions of the artistic heritage.
Already in the drafting phase, the photographic material of the Crucifix, before and after the restoration, struck me for its enigmatic beauty, but it was only when I went to Abbadia, in the Abbey of San Salvatore, that I immediately became completely fascinated. .
I perfectly remember the twilight, the majestic staircase to get to find this monumental wooden sculpture in front of me, a triumphant Christ who looks at you, questioning you, not bent by death or suffering, but alive, proud, implacable. An invincible Christ, that Christ the Tiger whose coming marks the poem Gerontion by T.S. Eliot (… in the adolescence of the year Christ the tiger came …). A sculpture that I often think back to, in moments of difficulty, regardless of religious beliefs and meanings, precisely because of its powerful and extraordinary symbolic value: the victory of light over darkness and death.
An extraordinary meeting for me, absolutely my ‘place of the heart‘ that I invite you to know, impossible to remain indifferent.
Again in terms of sublime, even if more prosaic, as regards the recipe, I would return to Amiata without a shadow of a doubt for some extraordinary fresh pappardelle with mushrooms that, so good, can only be eaten there, and in which the smells and flavors of the woods and mountains.
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