But seated on a little foldable chair!!! And yet, dear blog readers, this is the position in which the (blurred) picture to the right has been shot (clandestinely and thus without flash) – from a frog’s perspective as it were.
At the same level as the two mysterious frogs (toads?) on this engraving of the allegorical dame “Dialectica”.
She sure has attitude, this Dialectical Dame. How self-confidently is she counting off the arguments on her fingers! Not to mention the exquisite nonchalance with which she rests a foot on a pile of venerable books (Aristoteles, Zenon, Gorgias, Lucianus)...
(This is but one of over 200 delightful prints and engravings on show at an exhibit featuring the output of a prolific 16th Century Antwerp print-shop "The Four Winds" , which was exploited with both commercial shrewdness and artistic insight by an endearingly entrepreneurial couple, Hieronymus Cock and Volcxken Diericx.)
Awaiting dazzling spring-light effects and pending the vibrant pulse of sprouting buds (in woods that are anyway not crutch-friendly), one cannot but courageously chase signs of grace in dull streets.
But it does happen, apparently, dancing in the streets. For instance, when you press the shutter just when a person takes off to cross a doorstep.