Quote for Today - Saturday - November 23, 2013
"A painting on a canvas of infinite size, worked on eternally, would be without focus, meaning and probably without beauty. A painting, as life, needs limits. While I have an almost insatiable craving for knowledge, I believe death to be the final and perhaps greatest teacher - the one who provides the key to the ultimate questions life has never answered. In my darkest hours I have been consoled by the thought that death at least is a payment for the answer of life's haunting secrets."
Morris B. Abram, in The Wall Street Journal, November 28, 1988
Painting: "Death and the Miser" by Frans Francken II [1581-1642]
QUESTION: Besides the hour glass under the skeleton's right foot, what do you see in this painting?