"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 5 June 2014

A Slight and Temorary Change in Theme

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "What a neat coincidence":

The painting by Rembrandt was created 372 years ago and is correctly called The Night Watch, this shortened name having been bestowed upon it during the 18th century.

It is more than 2 1/2 times older than Canada.

I wonder what Canadians will be looking at 200 years from now.

Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 5 June 2014 21:44


The program was an hour . It linked the period  with the high point of Holland's  history.

Art was a commodity.  The walls of a cobblers shop were lined with art for sale. Art was everywhere.

The program was  thoroughly enjoyable.  Another  in the series will be presented next week.

The one I saw to-night will no doubt be repeated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tom Thomson exchanged his work for room & board while staying in Algonquin. He had a paying job to make ends meet, There was certainly no talk about his home town sending him to study in Paris as one candidate for council here is suggesting.