Yet there was a moment yesterday when I thought my powers were back.
I was in the Pitti press room with a group of photographers when the sky turned dark and it started raining.
Soon, water formed a large pool beneath a window in the press room, but, while we attended to it, things got even worse.
While deep down we felt sorry for the damages and we actually feared we may have seen the boats and dummies from the Marina Yachting stand doing a Wizard of Oz number and disappearing in the sky, carried away by the raging tempest, in a way some of us felt perversely happy.
The Pitti tradeshow has something peculiarly Italian about it, the disorganisation that surrounds some events.
At this edition of Pitti things were extremely bizarre for example when it came to getting accreditation to see the catwalk shows.
Both the first categories were granted access to catwalk shows and seats, the third category was still begging for an invitation card three hours before Jil Sander's show.
Annoying I guess, yet understandable from a crooked marketing logic (the professionals and the cool ones in; all the rest out).
Easy to see then why when a cyclone unleashed its fury on the trade show area flooding assorted stands, some of us thought our negative energies were taking due revenge.
Anyway, those of us who eventually managed to get in (got the invitation card from an exhibitor friend who couldn't go) at Jil Sander's event at Villa Gamberaia in Settignano, were greeted by a colourful collection in vividly bright shades.
I'll go through the details as soon as I get a little bit of time since I'm on a rush here to catch a train, but, for the time, being I'd like to focus on some of the multi-coloured tops seen at Jil Sander's last night.
As soon as I saw these colourful garments characterised by stripes in vivid shades that formed geometrical motifs and optical effects my mind went back to Jim Lambie's first experiments with coloured adhesive tapes on floors.
Looks like Raf Simons perfectly managed to capture Lambie's vision and transform it into a modern and rather desirable print that very aptly made us think about a sort of technological rainbow palette after the violent storm we witnessed in the morning.
I wonder if there are actually any connections between the Scottish artist's works and the designs included in this collection. Guess I will have to investigate this point further.