When In Rome

I have a wish. I wish I had the guts to wear salmon color trousers like my Italian cousins or like the musicians I photograph. I have been told by a love one ” When in Rome does as the Romans”. Unfortunately, I live in Los Angeles which is fashionable, but, only with Botox and breast augmentation. L.A. doesn’t have a little Italy but it does have plenty golf courses where old white men can wear kooky plaid or checkered pants, but, I don’t play golf.
By the way, where did that Roman quote come from ? Thanks to Google I found the story behind the quote – It seems that St. Augustine arrived in Milan, he observed that the Church did not fast on Saturday as did the Church at Rome. He consulted St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan, who replied: “When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the Church where you are.” The comment was changed to “When they are at Rome, they do there as they see done” by Robert Burton in his Anatomy of Melancholy. Eventually it became “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”
Well, on my next trip to Rome I will be taking my salmon color trousers with me until then I’ll just wear them around the house. Ciao!

Comments

  1. Hahah. Perfect. Seems like you could wear Salmon colored pants in Chula Vista…

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