Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sunlight...............................


Diogenes, the Greek philosopher who founded the Cynical school, lived in a barrel.  When Alexander the Great once visited Diogenes was he was relaxing in the sun, and asked if there were anything he might do for him, the Cynic answered the all-powerful conqueror, "Yes, there is something you can do  for me.  Please move a little to the side.  You are blocking the sunlight."

-Yuval Noah Harari,  Sapiens:  A Brief History of Humankind

Gaetano Gandolfi          Alexander and Diogenes            Oil on canvas            1792

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