Zambonesman and Magritte I find much truth in contemplating this painter, Rene Magritte. Many of his paintings are ridiculous, apples that fill entire rooms, paintings of pipes over the words “this is not a pipe,” and yet as a whole they make sense to me. Hmm. It is hard to see, without the "I", is it not? Hard to get outside yourself sometimes. Is he laughing you think? And the clothes, still standing so straight, as if they have no need of him. Who of us would be seen naked. I recently heard the animator of the movie HOWL, Eric Drooker, speak. When asked about all the nudity in the cartoon, he said, "I think everyone looks better naked," and though I love clothes, it made me think.