Some Great Blorking

I imagine him a few years ago, as a student, spending his winters at the Sorbonne with long weekends in London and Barcelona to break the monotony. Summers were spent in Venice and Florence, following the art. This, to the dismay of his parents, who consider such pursuits to be frivolous. They’d rather he take an interest in law, or business. Something that will allow him to be respectable and influential, even in a life of leisure.—The Tragedy of the Venetian Socialite