Cicero’s famous quote, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need,” was adapted from a letter he wrote requesting a meeting with his friend Varro in 46 B.C. There are multiple translations. This is the one I like the best. I've used a Veca Lucia dahlia to illustrate it. It was photographed in San Francisco The Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park ~ before it became extremely dangerous to have professional photography equipment in San Francisco. Criminals have beaten up people for their cameras, including TV news crews on multiple occasions. Three people have been killed in the Bay Area over cameras or video cameras, according to news reports I read.
© Glenn Franco Simmons.