In August 2008, we spent several days as guests of our friend KdeB in Berbigueres, Dordogne. One day, we made an excursion to the medieval town of Sarlat. On the recommendation of our friend, we looked for a shop that sold a particularly good selection of Provencal printed tablecloths. I bought a round tablecloth with a blue and yellow design of sunflowers and olives, and we have been enjoying using it ever since. Last week, I washed it and hung it on the terrace wash line to dry. The pattern seemed like a cosmological diagram over the Venetian sky.