my occasional mascot, accordion girl

I live for coincidences. Here's a recent one: The word 'accordion' emerged last week as an apt metaphor for weaving the micro and the macro in a narrative. On eBay over the weekend, I found an Italian ceramic lamp for sale. Here she is, Accordion Girl:

No, I did not purchase Accordion Girl. She's not my style. Plus, at something like $200, she wasn't in my budget. That doesn't mean she won't be my occasional mascot and muse.

Anyway, here's a sweeps, for a trip to Venice.