Today, wars all around and other natural disasters, the « economy » in tatters, hunger, disease, plastic surgery rampant. And in my weekly agenda, dotted with quotes from artists through the ages, there is this:

« Il réalisait parmi les hommes cette figure parfaite que le cercle réalise parmi les lignes géométriques. C’était un zéro. »
Victor Hugo, note destinée aux Misérables.
(« He accomplished among men that perfect form that the circle accomplishes among geometric lines. He was a zero. »)

Well. My day will never be the same.