“I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles….”, is a refrain from a Who song from the 1960’s that stumbles its way through my brain from time to time. The 1960’s was not an era of the long view, at least as I recollect it. It was carpe diem.
Seeing clearly is what is necessary at this point in time, however, particularly if you believe in the long view. Antique dealers have to see clearly because when they don’t it is a very expensive lesson. I have been down that road and it always hurts.
Politicians, financiers and those corporate honchos who have in one way or another contributed to our current perilous state need to see very clearly at the moment. I’m not adjudicating blame, just looking towards solving the problems of the moment. These people should take a hard look at themselves and look to where they can help.That hard look should be done in the reflection of a good 18th century frame with original glass. The reflection in such is very kind indeed.