A Pythagorean Silence

“It is better to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few” attributed to Pythagoras.

Why Pythagoras? He founded a Way of Life that put silence at its heart. Why silence? I could find out absolutely nothing about this next painting. It is a watercolour of a rural scene, probably in England. There is no artist’s signature and no title. There may be a date but it is hardly legible. It is like a silent picture. Pythagoras might have approved.

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