I Woke Up This Morning

Old Masters and the Fountain of Youth

Oct 30, 2014 1 minute read

Peter Paul Rubens

From the article Old Masters:

You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.

T.H. White in "The Once and Future King”

And in conclusion:

...that the tree of knowledge and the fountain of youth are one and the same.

May it be true.