Saturday, September 6, 2008

"The three men I admire most"

Flaminio Bertoni - a sculptor who was co-opted to industry. His work always makes me smile, you will have seen some every now and then - but it's unlikely you know his name. Not that it matters I suppose.

Louis XVI - a slightly dim man who bumbled into a job which was way beyond his ability, and cocked it up mightily. He gained redemption through last minutes of nigh on unbelievable courage and dignity.

Theodorus van Gogh - the letters between him and his poor mad brother Vincent show him in a flattering light, filled with unquestioning brotherly love.

Beauty, courage and love. What more could you want?

A round of good toast, perhaps.

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