An odd young man turned up one day at Verrocchio’s workshop in 1469. He wanted to learn and to help.
Teacher and student relationships have always fed into feelings, passion, literature and more. Aristotle and Alexander will suffice as an example.
To educate means to draw out. Amidst the noise of a world saturated with information we live in today, such a rapport becomes paramount.
We begin a new adventure as we dedicate a selection to young emerging spirits. Let’s call them apprentices. After knocking on many doors, we halted in Campbeltown.
To grasp, i.e. to learn, comprehend, understand, know, acquire the essence of what moves human intellect.
Every good student loves their mentor, but beware: on condition that they are loved back.
A grain overture with garden spices, burnt rosemary, thyme and mint.
Lively and capricious, needing time to settle down so that the olfactive presentiments may find concreteness on savouring.
Back to Verrocchio. After seeing his apprentice Leonardo paint, he never touched a brush again.
Antonio W. Bleve