I'm a great admirer of Benedictus Spinoza, his kindness, intelligence, and especially his courage in presenting beliefs in direct contradiction with the reigning myths of his day. Albert Einstein believed in the God of Spinoza and knowing that enhances my self-esteem.
A few years ago I was fortunate to be in The Hague and sought out Spinoza's grave to pay my respects. I wanted to leave flowers but, alas, not a flower shop to be found. This painting is my offering.