Another in a series of chance meetings with local celebs.
Coming out of the Cerrillos Road Sherwin Williams store (you know, the people with the Cover the Earth with paint logo), and who should I almost knock over but Leonardo.
Leo! Come va? I see you got your hands full with 2 gallons there. Working on something new?
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Don’t I know it. I hope you’re doing something easier than a ceiling.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
True dat. Hey, are you still seeing that babe with the great smile? I thought you two would make a great couple.
Marriage is like putting your hand into a bag of snakes in the hope of pulling out an eel.
Sheesh, man, you’re making me cry.
Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Well, in my opinion, Mona was a real looker.
The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
Hey, I was just saying she seemed like someone you could spend some quality time with.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Harsh, but I hear you. Just looking out for you. You feel me?
The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
That’s what I’m talking about. And people still respect your art. You’re still considered one of the greatest of all time.
Nothing should be so greatly feared as empty fame.
Gotcha. Well, I don’t want to hold you up, what with a gallon in each hand, I’m guessing you need to get to work.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
A little too dark for me man, but it was good to see you again and know that you’re still painting. Arrivederci, ciao, ciao.
Jay Harrison is a writer and creative consultant for DesignConcept. His mystery novel, Head Above Water, is available on Amazon and Kindle. You can also visit his author page here.