At the Borghese Gallery…so many iconic paintings, including many that are distasteful to me. But this one…I thought I could turn around and perhaps see him behind me in the gallery. Don’t we all know someone who resembles him? He looks ordinary and materially real. So I liked this one, and felt like thanking Raphael for painting just a human. A human. A real live person. Well, the painter kept him alive for us, don’t you think? What a lovely thing to do.