A pant brush — William Blake
I askd my Dear Friend Orator Prigg
Whats the first part of Oratory he said a great wig
And what is the second then dancing a jig
And bowing profoundly he said a great wig
And what is the third then he snord like a pig
And puffing his cheeks he replied a Great wig
So if a Great Panter with Questions you push
Whats the first Part of Panting hell say a Pant Brush
And what is the second with most modest blush
Hell smile like a Cherub & say a pant Brush
And what is the third hell bow like a rush
With a lear in his Eye hell reply a Pant Brush
Perhaps this is all a Painter can want
But look yonder that house is the house of Rembrant
Association is what I believe separates us from animals, even highly intelligent ones. But then I have never met an animal who has told me that I am wrong.
Casi-Casi, Rosemary’s cat, runs down the stairs at the mere opening of one of his food cans. So her cat does have a limited ability to associate.
But let me give you an example of human association. I remember very well when Kimberley Klaas called me one evening and told me she had a new boyfriend called Glen. I asked her what he did. She told me he was an artist and that he painted. I replied, “I have an idea. Tell him to bring one of his thinnest paintbrushes. Let’s meet in my studio.” Below is a link that further explains that our ability to associate involves memory of moments past.
Originally published at blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com.