11 August 2014

Imaginary hero

If I were a hero named Super Tersh, and, in a single day, I flew around the planet at light-speed and rescued 1,396 felines from being trapped in trees — which number included all but one poor kitten, who climbed so high that not even I could help her — the earthlings might say to me: "O Super Tersh, you rescued so many creatures today — why do you appear crestfallen?" And I'd answer: "I just can't stop lamenting that 1,397th cat."

The first painting above is called Perspective I: David's Madame Récamier (1950) by René Magritte; and the second is a portrait called Madame Récamier (1800) by Jacques-Louis David.


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