|Garden at Hiroshima, Autumn,|
[Adriaen] Pauw left for London to take part in emergency talks with Cromwell’s Council of State (where, incidentally, the man he would have dealt with as Cromwell’s translator and foreign speech writer [Secretary of Foreign Tongues/Latin secretary] was no less a figure than the poet John Milton). (248-249)
The older I grow the more I realize how terribly difficult it is for people to understand each other, and I think that what misleads one is the fact that they all look so much like each other. If some people looked like elephants and others like cats, or fish, one wouldn’t expect them to understand each other and things would look much more like what they really are.
Francisco de Zurbarán, The Apotheosis of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1631)
From "Dance Curves: On the Dances of Palucca,”
Wassily Kandinsky (1926)