“Youth is materialistic. Now I know that great men have no other function in life than to help us to see beyond appearances: to relieve us of some of the burden of matter-to ‘unburden’ ourselves, as the Hindus would say.”-Jean Renoir, from his book, Renoir, My Father

Mrs. Abstract and I just saw the movie, Renoir, and our friend, Margarita, sent me the book, Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir, which I just started reading.