Meredith shows me a Breugel 16th century winter scene reminiscent of the world outside our windows at the moment–except for the skating.
It leads her into thinking of other artists’ depiction of winter.
“Who was that painter we liked at the Metropolitan after we saw that Matisse exhibit a few years back? Industrial landscapes and the boxers. Remember?”
I use my hands to mime the thing that fans a fire into life.
“George Bellows–brilliant realist painter–died too young–42, he was. Painted winter–town and country.”
“Wow!” says Meredith. “Nothing wrong with your memory!”
Next day this article appeared in the newspaper–explaining why…!
Apparently the antioxidant, resveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, some berries and peanuts, has a positive effect on the hippocampus–the part of the brain vital to memory, learning and mood.
Cheers! Santé! Good health! Chin chin! Salud! Prost!
Now what did I say was for supper…?!