The beautiful Lucia wanted to be painted so that she could step out of the painting into any age and time. Giovanni Moroni, whom she chose to do the painting, promised to help her all he could when he found out the reason for her request.
Paintings by Jacob van Ruisdael, Jan van Huyson and Claude Monet provide stories about the landscape and about trying to come to an understanding of art.
Other stories consider the music of language and offer a picture of Paris.
When the author retired from the civil service, he decided to devote his time to writing stories. This is his first published collection..