2596. When given this task of making a picture of the world or things in it, the brain begins to hum along in fourth gear, and is happy to disregard anything that does not fit into its measurements and calculations.
2597. Regardless of the truth of the real world, the
lightest light in a painting is just going to be white paint, and the
darkest dark can obviously only be black paint, and that black paint
will have light shining on it. And all the myriad tones and tints
in-between find their place somewhere in the middle between those two.
2598. You may suspect that Faldoni as he worked at his
face painting project was gradually developing both skills and
perceptual abilities as he progressed, and even though he considered
what he was doing strictly his private business, of no concern to anyone
else, it was bound to happen that someday the truth of his gradually
changing character would be noticed.
2599. Like so many events in his life, his new abilities were noticed by accident. But, before I tell you about how Faldoni’s skills were discovered, I want to point out a comparison of Faldoni’s life to certain story lines you might find in, of all places, martial arts stories. Perhaps you have already noticed the similarity.