160. The Artist

AT TIMES LIKE THIS, I am always reminded of an anecdote I heard some time ago concerning the morning ritual of a certain Belgian artist. Every morning upon waking, no matter the weather, he would go to his window overlooking the street, open it wide despite being completely naked, and yell out at the top of his voice, Au secours!, which of course is commonly translated as 'help!', although literally it means 'to safety'.