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book that I fill throughout the day. P: ¿Tienes un Kindle o prefieres libros? Q: Do you have a Kindle or do you prefer books? R:Siempre he preferido libros pero últimamente comprendo es mucho más práctico los Kindles A: I have always preferred books but lately I understand the Kindles is much more practical P:¿Lleva un diario de sus viajes? Q:Do you keep a diary of your trips? R:En mi primera vuelta al mundo si, lo llevé y R: In my first round the world yes, I took it and todas las noches escribía una especie de resumen every night I wrote a kind of summary of the day del día pero ahora que ya repito viajes a los mismos but now that I repeat trips to the same countries I Países no llevo nada. Todo procuro. do not to take anything. I try everything. --- The I LLUMATION  of the Shadow  Provenance: Private UK collection; acquired directly from the artist in India in 1924/25 and thence by descent. The current owner's mother acquired the painting on a trip to India in 1924/1925. Whilst there she stayed with her uncle Brigadier Rivers Worgan who was at the time Military Secretary to Lord Reading, Viceroy of India (1921-1925). Notes made by her at the time suggest that the painting was either gifted to the owner's mother by Brigadier Worgan, or purchased by her directly from the artist. Her diary written at the time does mention the fact that they called on the Tagores who were away at the time, and although there is no mention of a return visit having been made, she had signalled her intention to call on them again. The painting was brought back to the UK in 1925 and from then on hung in her house. The scene depicted is a feast taking place during the festival of Diwali and it is likely that the building depicted is the Kali Temple, at Dakshineswar near Calcutta. It is thought to be this location because of the characteristic nine-spired main temple built in 1855 by Rani Rashmoni, a philanthropist and a devotee of Kali, a goddess associated with eternal energy. The presiding deity of the temple is Bhavatarini, an aspect of Kali, literally meaning, 'She who takes Her devotees across the ocean of existence'. Source: Bonhams War Quotes The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. Sun Tzu 52