A view of life and commercial real estate from Newark and Licking County, Ohio
Thursday, September 7, 2023
sitting in a cafe................
Paul Cezanne Oil on Canvas 1894-95 The Card Players
I’m glad Cezanne was not here in Key West
to set up an easel, and paint the card game I was in last night, unless he was really good at depicting despondency.
Cezanne once said that a single carrot, if painted in a completely fresh way, would be enough to set off a revolution. I’ll bet he was sitting in a café that day
where such observations are usually made, but if I had been sitting in that café across from Cezanne, I would have quipped “Maybe if Bugs Bunny were in charge of things,”
and I would have described in a fresh way how the famous rabbit might be portrayed using a carrot to point the mob to the Bastille.
Beer and chips and more beer and chips were served at the poker table, but no carrot soup, a staple on every menu in the bunny rabbit stories of Beatrix Potter
and a dish that would have warmed me inside and out the way a good soup does and made me feel much better about losing all my money and then some.
But at least now I have found the answer to the old question of who would you invite to your ideal dinner party: Paul Cezanne, Bugs Bunny, Beatrix Potter, and okay, maybe at the last minute, Gore Vidal.