My friend David's alter ego is David...Michelangelo's David. His friends give him David-related stuff, and he gives and sends us his drawings, invitations to parties, all with a David theme. Wherever I go I try to find tasteful David-themed objects to give him . he is not at all interested in the raunchy David-merchandise on sale around Italy. Today is my birthday and he greeted me with a drawing of a fig leaf and instruction booklet. I told him I thought that he should give up his present job and open up a figleaf store in Florence.