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On Being Human, Illustrations by Gérard DuBois


Not too long ago I saw a drawing that reminded me of Laocoön, the Trojan priest, who was devoured by serpents sent by Athena. The goddess wanted to shut him up because when that big wooden horse appeared at the gate, it was Laocoön who said, “I fear Greeks bearing gifts.” Athena wanted that horse to get in. The drawing made the old myth relevant. There still are gods in our times, existing mostly in our minds.

When I searched for the drawing on the Internet, I also found the name of the illustrator, Gérard Dubois, who is alive and well in France where he continues to illustrate book covers and magazines. I’ve downloaded some other illustrations of his. I don’t know any of the titles, but I enjoy them.







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