12 November 2009

'o time! consumer of all things; o envious age! thou dost destroy all things and devour all things with the relentless teeth of years, little by little in a slow death. helen, when she looked in her mirror, seeing the withered wrinkles made in her face by old age, wept and wondered why she had twice been carried away. o time! consumer of all things, and o envious age! by which all things are devoured.'

/ excerpt 1163, from MORALS in the notebooks of leonardo da vinci