Thanks again to SwissMiss for this would-be pearl of wisdom….
“For every subject, there are really only two things you really need to know. Everything else is the application of those two things, or just not important.”
The idea belongs to Economist Glen Whitman. And apart from having more than grain of truth, I think it would make a rather interesting dinner party game. Especially for a table of Italy lovers. I can imagine the conversation becoming quite funny when it turns to, say, two things you need to know about a particular Italian region (Sicily springs straight to mind) or city (so does Milano) and its hapless inhabitants. Italians love that sort of thing.
During the week the penny dropped for my own line of work – interior design. A project where we absolutely nailed the floor plan was, I think, let down by the way the builder put the whole thing together. A real example of good old Australian ‘near enough is good enough’ I’m afraid. In other words, not good enough at all. Per niente. Small consolation, but at least my disappointment in the job served to decide my Two Things about interior design.
That’d be 1. Layout and 2. Detail. Just in case you were wondering.
So now you see how it works, it’s your turn.
I’d just love you to leave a comment with your own Two Things about Italy. And I’m pretty sure just about everyone reading this has a thing about Italy one way or another…. Anche due.