A laugh at myself:
My first assignment was to cover an exhibition. Being still in college and wearing the pretensions that go with it, I had stood before a large canvas. There was a sea and a boat. I stood there for what seemed like hours. A man joined me.
“You artist?” he asked in heavily-accented English.
“No,” I said with becoming modesty.
“You interestd in art very much.”
“Yes,” I said (and an art commoisseur was born,I thought).
He asked me what I found so interesting. At that point in time Descartes must have sent me some huge vibes for I deconstructed it for him, shred the canvas into little pieces of sheer nonsense that sounded amazingly good.
“It si a sea and there is a boat,” he said blandly.
I looked at him with pity. “Surely you realise it cannot be just that?”
“Maybe, maybe, but it is.”
I shrugged and challenged him, “So you are interested in art?”
“Yes," he said. "And I have painted this.”
The art connoisseur died the day she was just taking birth. Sigh....
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Sorry about making this not permissible for anonymous posting. I shall work around it soon. Updating things. Perhaps life....and yes on the road again...