Pantaleoni sits on the second floor of an Italian restaurant one evening with friends. Not too engaged in the conversation, he glances down at the other patrons below enjoying their meals. He looks down the edge of the railing and seeing a waitress coming from the bar with a large tray full of drinks. The spark of inspiration ignites a fire and he immediately begins sketching frantically on a napkin. This is just one more example of how the imagination can run amok when studying Pantaleoni’s works.