Stuff Dutch People Like: Authenticity

One of Rembrandt’s (many) well lit, crazy faced self-portraits was finally authenticated. It was painted in Leiden, my home for next year. It’s currently living in the Rembrandt Huis in Amsterdam (which I loved and highly recommend) until June 29th. I’m not sure where it’s moving after that. It was purchased in England, so I think it’ll go back there.

It’s a really lovely painting. I’d like to see it, but I’m afraid I’ll be coming in  a month too late. But I can’t wait to meet Leiden and whatever my lofe there looks like. I can’t wait to ride a bike to Albert Heijn, do a little shopping, go home, and cook for myself while listening to American podcasts.

I’ve been out of school for about a month now, and I’ve been missing this learning thing. Comparing Leiden to Amsterdam seems like a fruitless endevor. They’re too different. It’s fine, though; I don’t want a happy rerun. I’m looking for something new.

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